Thomson ReutersFebruary 6, 2013 07:45
Tunis, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters gathered in Sidi Bouzid, cradle of the Arab Spring uprisings, after a prominent secular opponent of Tunisia's moderate Islamist-led government was shot dead on Wednesday.
"More than four thousand are protesting now, burning tyres and throwing stones at the police," Mehdi Horchani, a Sidi Bouzid resident, told Reuters. "There is great anger".
Thousands were also protesting in Tunis after Shokri Belaid was killed outside his home there on Wednesday.