Tunisian women hold placards showing murdered opposition leader Chokri Belaid during his funeral procession en route to a cemetery in El-Jellaz where Belaid is to be buried on February 8, 2013 in the Djebel Jelloud district, a suburb of Tunis.
AFP Photo/Fethi Belaid

Tunisia's capital has come to a near standstill on Friday, paralyzed by a general strike and the burial of an opposition leader whose murder has plunged the country into political crisis and a new cycle of violence. Diplomats, experts and activists are expressing and exchanging views on Twitter as the funeral procession unfolds. Here's a sampling of real-time tweets on Tunisia drawn from the 4,500 hand-picked Twitter accounts embedded in AFP's the e-diplomacy hub.