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    Manouba University Cancels Classes After Chokri Belaid’s Assassination

    By Amira Masrour | Feb 7 2013 Share on Linkedin Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Share on pinterest Print

    Tags: Assassination , Chokri Belaid , political violence , third-featured , third-national-featured ,

    Manouba University entrance

    Classes within 12 institutes at the University of Manouba near Tunis were suspended yesterday and today after higher education unions decided to hold a two-day strike to protest the assassination of political opposition leader Chokri Belaid, Habib Kazdaghli, dean of the university, told Tunisia Live.

    A union meeting will be held today to try to decide how to move forward, according to Tahar Mannai, vice dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

    Belaid, 48, a leftist politician, was assassinated yesterday by an unknown gunman.

    Following his assassination, there were violent clashes in downtown Tunis as thousands of protesters took to the streets and were met by security forces, who used tear gas and clubs to disperse the crowds.

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