Libyan students occupy embassy in Malaysia in grant cut protest

Kuala Lumpur, 12 October 2012:

Angry students are occupying Libya’s embassy in Kuala Lumpur in protest at government cuts to their scholarship funding.

The protest started outside the embassy this Tuesday but heavy rain forced the 70 students inside and they are now occupying part of the building. The protestors have emphasised that their demonstration has been completely peaceful.

However, the embassy has been surrounded by police who are trying to prevent more students from joining the protest. “If you leave the embassy you are not being allowed to go back,” Ali L. Elgayar, the president of . . .

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