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Tunisia: Thousands Protest Slaying Of Opposition Leader Chokri Belaid

People surround an ambulance transporting the body of Tunisian opposition leader and outspoken government critic Chokri Belai
People surround an ambulance transporting the body of Tunisian opposition leader and outspoken government critic Chokri Belaid, from from a clinic in Tunis to the public hospital for an autopsy, after he was shot dead with three bullets fired from close range, on February 6, 2013. Tunisian Premier Hamadi Jebali called the assassination 'an act of terrorism', as the country grapples with growing political instability. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

Tunis, Feb 6 (Reuters) - More than 1,000 Tunisians protested on Wednesday outside the Interior Ministry against the killing of opposition figure Shokri Belaid, who was shot dead outside his home.

Chanting for the fall of the Islamist-led government, demonstrators shouted "Shame, shame Shokri died", "Where is the government?", and "The government should fall".

Security forces cordoned off the area.

(Reporting by Tarek Amara; Editing by Alison Williams)