Update: GNC suspends Thursday session due to security incursions

By Sami Zaptia and Ashraf Abdul Wahab.

Tripoli, 1 November:

Libya’s General National Congress (GNC) was forced to suspend its Thursday sessions due to repeated incursions by the thuwar (militias) earlier today.

The demonstrators had continued their overnight to protest in opposition to some members of Prime Minister Zeidan’s newly approved government. At some stages Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday those charged with securing the GNC building seemed to lose control.

Shots were fired in the air and there was a fear that things could get out of hand as the demonstrators seemed able to . . .

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