1632 GMT: With his thick black moustache and striking smile, Chokri Belaid, 48, was a familiar face in the media and a key figure in the Popular Front alliance which he helped to form in October with other Arab nationalist and leftist opposition groups.
Policemen fire tear gas during clashes with protesters following a rally outside the interior ministry in Tunis to protest after opposition leader and outspoken government critic Chokri Belaid was shot dead on February 6, 2013. The protesters, who massed on Habib Bourguiba Avenue pelted the police with bottles and the police responded by firing tear gas, chasing the protesters and beating them.
The influence of the Popular Front, which presents itself as an alternative to the government and to the centre-right opposition led by former premier Beji Caid Essebsi, is hard to gauge in the absence of reliable polls.
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