02/06/2013 05:02 am ET Updated Apr 07, 2013

Tunisia: Thousands Protest Slaying Of Opposition Leader Chokri Belaid

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)