A national day of demonstrations to condemn Tuesday’s bomb attack on the French embassy is being called for tomorrow, Friday.
The protest . . .[restrict]which is being organised through social media, is scheduled to take place after Asr prayers. In Tripoli people are being asked to gather in Martyrs’ Square and in Benghazi in Tahrir Square. Protests are also being encouraged for the same time elsewhere in the country.
According to the Facebook posting, besides condemning the attack, the demonstrators will deplore the current poor security, which they say permitted the bombers to get through and attack the French embassy in a quiet area of Tripoli’s up-market Hay Andalus district.
The organisers are therefore calling for the removal of the Chief of Staff, Major General Yousef Mangoush, who is being blamed for the lack of security.
They say he has enabled the lawlessness perpetrated by extremists and terrorists groups to happen, adding that “extremist militias” have been targeting the “police, the courts and foreign embassies”.
They are demanding that the government takes a stand to end the existence of militias, in the interests of building a state based on rule of law.