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  2/6/2013, Shevat 26, 5773

Death of Tunisian Opposition Leaders Sparks Protests

The leader of a Tunisian opposition party was fatally shot outside his home in Tunis on Wednesday, sparking a 1,000-person protest outside the interior ministry. 

Chokri Belaid was the leader of the Unified Democratic Nationalist party and a vocal opponent of the Islamist-led government.

Following his death, protesters called for the disposal of the government, chanting "Shame, shame Chokri died", "Where is the government?", and, "The government should fall".