The body of Shokri Belaid, a prominent Tunisian opposition politician, is carried into an ambulance after he was shot, in Tunis February 6, 2013. (Reuters / Zoubeir Souissi)The assassination of the Tunisian opposition leader Shokri Belaid has sparked mass protests in the capital, Tunis, and in several cities across the country.11:10 GMT: The number of protesters continues to grow. The Popular Front coalition has joined the protest.10:50 GMT: More protesters are flocking from Liberté Street to the Interior Ministry building to join the mass of protesters. 10:11 GMT: Tunisian opposition leader Shokri Belaid has been shot dead outside his home. Thousands of Tunisians gathered for the mass protest in front of the Interior Ministry and in many others towns. Cries of “the government should fall” have been heard.