Statue Dedicated to Slain Secularist Leader Lasts About a Day in Tunisia
People gather close to the vandalised and broken statue of murdered opposition figure Chokri Belaid, erected in his honour, on February 18, 2013, in Tunis. (AFP)
A statue commemorating Tunisia’s slain opposition politician Chokri Belaid was destroyed by unidentified vandals on Sunday night just a few hours after being placed in the site where he was murdered in the capital Tunis. The statue, made by the union of Tunisian artists, had been inaugurated in a small ceremony right on the spot where the member of the Popular front opposition party was shot to death on February 6.