Libya: Libyans demonstrate against foreign intervention

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Thousands of Libyans took to the streets in the capital, Tripoli, on Friday, to demonstrate against calls, by the new Parliament, for international intervention in the violent crisis ravaging their country.

The intervention, according to parliamentarians, is aimed at protecting civilians and state institutions from the effects of clashes between rival militias in Tripoli and Benghazi.

The demonstrators said the invitation to foreigners to intervene in Libya will violate the sovereignty of their country.

They also protested against the siting of the headquarters of the new Parliament in Tobrouk (eastern Libya) and pledged their support for the military operation called “Fajr Libya”, meant to dislodge the militias from Zenten, from Tripoli airport and Benghazi.

Demonstrations also took place in Benghazi where residents of Misrata (east) and Gharyane (south-west) denounced the Parliament for “its controversial decision”.

The installation of the new Parliament in Tobrouk has deepened the differences among the political class.

Photo: Middle East Monitor

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