Pro-Isolation Law militiamen blockade Foreign Ministry; want new Foreign Minister, closure of Moscow embassy
Tripoli, 28 April 2103:
Militiamen from Misrtata, Suq Al-Juma and Tajoura surrounded the ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tripoli’s Shara Al-Shatt this morning, preventing staff from entering the buildings. They also blocked roads around the buildings with “technicals” – vehicles mounted with anti-aircraft guns.
They said they were doing so in support of the Political Isolation Law which, if approved by Congress, would ban thousands of Qaddafi-era from holding office.
Claiming that staff at Foreign Ministry had continued to work for the Qaddafi regime until 19 August 2011 and that a number of current . . .