Report: Protesters storm political offices after opposition leader assassinated in Tunis
Tunisians gather around an ambulance carrying opposition leader Chokri Belaid, who officials said was assasinated outside his home.
February 6th, 2013
07:13 AM ET

Report: Protesters storm political offices after opposition leader assassinated in Tunis

[Updated at 7:07 a.m. ET] Protesters stormed several offices of Tunisia's ruling political party Wednesday after a prominent opposition leader was assassinated outside his home in Tunis, Tunisian Interior Minister Ali Al-Areed told Tunisia State TV.

"I call everyone in Tunisia and our intellectual elite not to allow the chaos to takeover and we urge the security forces to track down these perpetrators and bring them to justice," he said.

The protests took place in offices of the party al Nahda across the country, he said.

[Posted at 5:13 a.m. ET] A Tunisian opposition figure was shot dead Wednesday morning outside his home in Tunis, Tunisian State TV reported.

Chokri Belaid, was a leader of the Popular Front coalition.

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  1. SUE

    WE WANT PEACE AND JUSTICE FOR ALL TUNISIANS , THE KILLINGS OF INNOCENT HEROES HAS TO STOP ,WE WILL NOT ALLOW CHAOES WE WILL NOT SURRENDER TO THE ASSASSINS OF FREEDOM ,THE TRAITORS OF DEMOCRACY ,THE MURDERERS OF TRUTH ,WE WILL PROSPER ,WE WILL FREE TUNISIA FROM THE DEVIL NO MATTER WHAT
    LIVE TUNISIA FOR EVER

    February 6, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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