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Tunisian women gather in front of the house of slain opposition leader Chokri Belaid's father prior to his funeral in Tunis, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Tunisia braced for clashes on Friday, with the capital shut down by a general strike and the army deployed for the funeral of a slain opposition leader expected to draw tens of thousands of mourners, and potentially many more. (AP Photo/Amine Landoulsi)

Tunisia protests slaying of secular leader

February 6, 2013

Thousands of protesters gathered in Sidi Bouzid, cradle of the Arab

Spring uprisings, after a prominent secular opponent of Tunisia's

moderate Islamist-led government was shot dead on Feb. 6. The assassination of Chokri Belaid has plunged Tunisia deeper into political crisis.