TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Police have used tear gas and clashed with groups of young men outside the cemetery where Tunisians were preparing to bury an assassinated leftist politician.
The private Nessma television station reported that gangs of youths were attempting to steal the cars of mourners and began throwing stones when confronted by police.
Police responded with tear gas, some of which floated into the cemetery itself. Members of the crowd tried to stop the young people from throwing rocks.
The slaying of 48-year-old lawyer Chokri Belaid has exacerbated Tunisia's long-running political crisis.
Belaid's funeral procession had not yet reached the cemetery when the clashes began.