Skip to comments.Anti-militias protesters attacked in Libya
Posted on 05/11/2013 7:30:31 AM PDT by EBH
As the rally marched by the two ministry buildings, the militiamen descended and started hitting the protesters.
"They beat us up, women fled and a number of young men were seized and taken away," said Abdel-Moaz Banoun, one of the protesters. "We have no clue who took them or where they are now."
Banoun told The Associated Press a Foreign Ministry official was among those seized.
Justice Minister Salah al-Marghani, who had joined the protest, told Libya's Al-Ahrar TV network that the militiamen threatened him. "They told me I will be responsible for the bloodshed," he said.
The protesters then dispersed but said they will march again on Sunday.
The other two rallies Friday in Libya passed without violence. In the eastern city of Benghazi the birthplace of the 2011 uprising that evolved into an eight-month-long civil war and ended with the ouster and killing of Gadhafi hundreds protested against the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Islamist group is charged with engineering the new law, set to take effect in early June. The legislation could remove a whole class of post-Gadhafi officials including the head of the current parliament, Mohammed al-Megarif.
While the law might also affect Brotherhood members and other ultraconservative Islamists, it would get rid of Brotherhood's top foe, Mahmoud Jibril, a war-time prime minister and who enjoys wide popularity in the country.
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0bama has indeed lost the middle east. He is the chaos maker, not the king maker.
They are probably still upset about a video.
I wish we could stop calling them “militias”.
That word used to denote something good and honorable.
Obama’s world is falling apart
Don’t tell me Hillary found another video
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