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3 mars 2021

‘Muammar! Muammar!’ Pro-Gaddafi demonstration in Benghazi dispersed with rocks, gunfire


‘Muammar! Muammar!’ Pro-Gaddafi demonstration in Benghazi dispersed with rocks, gunfire

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Militias hurled rocks and opened fire against several dozen supporters of the toppled former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who took to the streets of Benghazi to demand the release of his sons and protest the chaos and power vacuum in the country.

“Only God, Muammar and Libya!” chanted members of a small group, holding old Libyan flags in remembrance of the longtime autocrat, who was toppled and murdered, following a Western-backed uprising and NATO led military intervention in 2011.

The rare public protest attracted the ire of residents and paramilitaries of the country’s second-biggest city, which has been the flashpoint of fighting between Islamists and the embattled government since last year. As the onlookers began to attack the picket, the demonstrators scattered, with no confirmed reports of injuries.

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About : Ginette Hess Skandrani

Écologiste, membre co-fondatrice des Verts, présidente de "La Pierre et l'Olivier" réseau de solidarité avec le peuple de Palestine, Co-fondatrice de la commission d'enquête non gouvernementale sur la vérité en Libye,