The streets in Beirut were largely deserted on Thursday morning, the day after anti-Syrian legislator Walid Eido and at least nine other people were killed when a bomb-rigged car, rocked Beirut's seafront.
The 65-year-old lawmaker, Walid Eido, was the seventh opponent of Damascus to be killed in two years in the conflict-ridden country.
Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora has declared Thursday a national day of mourning for Eido and the other victims.
Shop owners were complying with the prime ministers wishes and had not opened their stores early on Thursday morning in Beirut.
At the scene of the attack security officials could be seen patrolling the area where the bomb exploded.
Debris from the blast was still scattered around the blast site.
One resident from Beirut, Abu Mohammad said the bomb blast was well planned.
"They wanted to kill them all. We ask God to put an end for this crisis and to reveal the truth."
At the newspaper stand, Eido's death was the major story in all of the Lebanese newspapers. ''Walid Eido, new martyr for liberty,'' read the headline of one French language newspaper.
Wednesday's explosion occurred less than two kilometres (less than a mile) from the site of a suicide truck bombing that killed former anti-Syrian Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 22 others in February 2005.
The UN Security Council earlier this month ordered the creation of a tribunal to prosecute those responsible for Hariri's assassination, despite the opposition from Syrian-backed groups in Lebanon.
The slain lawmaker, Walid Eido, had been a prominent supporter of the tribunal.
Eido's son, two bodyguards and six others were also killed in the explosion, security officials said.