One dead in Tunisian protests

Feb. 10, 2013 at 10:47 AM

TUNIS, Tunisia, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Several days of clashes after the killing of a Tunisian opposition leader have resulted in the death of one policeman and injury to 59 others, officials said.

Thousands of people have taken to the streets since Wednesday to protest the shooting death of Chokri Belaid, general secretary of the Democratic Patriotic Party, as he was leaving his house in the capital.

The Tunisian Interior Ministry said police have arrested 375 people. Thousands have attacked at least a dozen police stations, RIA Novosti reported, citing al-Arabiya television.

Meanwhile, Belaid's supporters have erected a memorial bearing his names in the El Menzah 6 neighborhood where he was shot, Tunisia Live reported Sunday. The Tunisian flag and flowers were laid at the site.

Some supporters have suggested the street where he was shot should be renamed in his honor.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
American Apparel files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Womb transplants begin in U.K. after Sweden's success
Gay Vatican priest comes out day before Pope Francis begins synod on family issues
Scientists find roadmap that may lead to 'exercise pill'
Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to parasitic disease scientists