Thousands protest in Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid after assassination

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Posted: Jul 25, 2013 10:03 AM
Thousands protest in Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid after assassination

TUNIS (Reuters) - Thousands of people protested on Thursday in Sidi Bouzid, the birthplace of the Tunisian revolution, after leading opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi was assassinated in the capital Tunis, witnesses said.

"Thousands have taken to the streets, people have blocked roads and set tires alight," said Mehdi Horchani, a resident in Sidi Bouzid. "People are very angry."

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