General Strike in Tunisia following Chokri Belaid’s assassination

General Strike in Tunisia following Chokri Belaid’s assassination


On 8 February, the General Union of Tunisian Workers (UGTT) called a general strike today, on the funeral of Chokri Belaid.

The Tunisian secular opposition leader was assassinated by a masked gunman outside of his home in the capital Tunis. Belaid will be buried today, after weekly prayers in the Mediterranean country. According to Al Jazeera, as the protest intensifies, four Tunisian opposition groups, including the Popular Front, of which the Belaid's Democratic Patriots is a m...


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