Protesters hurled insults at France, accusing the former colonial ruler of interfering in the North African country`s politics.
The political turmoil in Tunisia is deteriorating after the assassination of a leading opposition leader this week.
Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali made the announcement in a televised address at the end of the day that saw clashes and protests over the assassination of Chokri Belaid, a prominent leftist and anti-Islamist politician.
Nationwide strike has been called by Tunisia’s opposition after Chokri Belaid, secretary general of the leftist Democratic Patriots Party, was assassinated.
Day in Pics: 28th January
Showbiz World - January 28, 2015
President Barack Obama's speech at Siri Fort auditorium