Tunis (Reuters) - Thousands of Tunisians gathered in front of the Interior Ministry building in the capital Tunis on Thursday to protest against the assassination of leading opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi.

The protesters chanted slogans against the Islamist-led government and called for its resignation. "Down with the rule of the Islamists!", the crowd shouted.

(Reporting By Tarek Amara; editing by Mike Collett-White)