Tunisian police clash with mourners at politician's funeral

TUNIS Fri Feb 8, 2013 8:14am EST

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TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian police clashed with mourners on Friday during the funeral of an assassinated politician, witnesses said.

Police fired teargas at demonstrators outside the cemetery in Tunis where secular politician Chokri Belaid was to be buried. They had earlier fired shots in the air to disperse youths who were smashing cars in the area.

(Writing by Alistair Lyon; Editing by Janet Lawrence)