Tunisian protesters shout slogans during a demonstration outside the Interior ministry in Tunis on February 6, after the death of Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid, pictured in the poster. (Photo credit: Anis Mili/ Reuters).

Tunisian protesters shout slogans during a demonstration outside the Interior ministry in Tunis on February 6, after the death of Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid, pictured in the poster. (Photo credit: Anis Mili/ Reuters).

On February 6, 2013, gunmen shot and killed Chokri Belaid, a secular politician and critic of the government, outside of his home in Tunis. In response, thousands poured into the streets to protest Ennahda’s failure to protect Belaid. Many feel that Ennahda has allowed Islamist groups to intimidate the opposition with impunity. In this footage from Tunis on February 8, 2013, protesters burn cars and clash with the government forces.

 

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