By Tom Westcott and Seraj Essul.
Tripoli, 6 May 2013:
Despite the passing of the Political Isolation Law yesterday, militiamen have again blockaded . . .[restrict]the ministry of Foreign Affairs today, partially closing a road.
Yesterday, outside the Foreign Ministry, the gun-mounted technicals were not obviously present and protestors told the Libya Herald that they had started leaving at 9 am.
“They have all gone home,” one man said. “They started gathering at 9 am and now each katiba has gone home to their own city.” He added that the militiamen were from all over Libya.
“There are no guns here, we are peaceful,” another said.
However, the Libya Herald could see at least eight technicals parked behind the gates in another area of Foreign Ministry. Militiamen around the entrance appeared to resent press presence.
This morning these technicals had been driven out of hiding to, once again, surround the ministry. It is understood that the protestors, who previously insisted that they would leave if the Political Isolation Law was passed, now want Prime Minister Ali Zeidan removed from office.
Employees of the ministry returning to work today after a week’s absence found both the road and the ministry closed. [/restrict]