Tunisian opposition quits assembly, calls for strike
February 6, 2013 17:25
TUNIS - Tunisia's secular opposition Popular Front said it was
pulling out of the constituent assembly charged with writing a constitution
after an opposition politician was killed on Wednesday.
spokesman Hamma Hammami said the opposition was also calling for a general
strike to protest against the murder of Chokri Belaid, who was gunned down in
front of his home in Tunis on Wednesday.
Protests erupted in Tunis and
other towns as news of Belaid's killing spread, two years after the uprising
that swept Tunisia's president from power and inflamed the Arab world.