A group of activists have announced on their Facebook site that they plan to start a campaign of civil disobedience in . . .[restrict]Tripoli from Sunday in protest against the continued control by militias of some of the country’s ports, airports and border posts. They hope that the protest will force the government to take action against the militias.
The most prominent case of militia control is that of Tripoli International Airport which continues to be held by the Zintan brigade despite its promises to hand it back.
The protestors say that their actions will include preventing courts from operating and anyone from going to the police, and non-payment of bills to municipal authorities and water and electricity charges, customs payments and taxes.
It is not explained how the activists will do this but they indicate in their statement they have the support of public sector workers who “will slow down their work rate until it grinds to a halt —except the critical areas such as hospitals, electricity, fire brigades, security, commercial airports.”
They say the civil disobedience will continue until the government takes action.
Some observers have noted that what with people ignoring so many regulations such as drivers jumping red traffic lights and driving down one-way streets the wrong way, the country is already deeply involved in civil disobedience.