By Aimen Eljali.
Tripoli, 5 September 2103:
Demonstrators opposed to the government’s decision to convert the King’s Palace from a museum into administrative . . .[restrict]offices for the Supreme Judicial Council, demonstrated in front of the building today following alleged threats by government officials to prosecute anyone who tried to block the move.
The protestors claimed that the Attorney General’s Office had said that anyone who did not comply with the handover or tried to prevent it would be held criminally liable under the law.
They told the Libya Herald that they would not be intimidated. The palace, they claimed, had been gifted to the people of Tripoli to be used as a museum of Libyan history. It did not belong to the government, they stated, insisting that they would continue to protest until the plan was dropped.