By Hadi Fornaji.
Tripoli, 1 September 2013:
Libya celebrated National Cleanup Day today with groups of people coming together across the country to . . .[restrict]put a tidier face on their local streets.
In Tripoli, activists met at the Pasha’s Clock Tower to do something to clean up the Old Town, normally a seemingly impossible task. In Benghazi, there was a similar campaign to tidy up the city.
In Ghariyan, a number of civil society activists and workers of the general cleaning company in collaboration with members of the media gathered for their own cleanup campaign and headed into the local streets.
There were banners that said “The liberated people of Ghariyan work together to clean up their town on the National Cleaning Day” and “The city of Ghariyan congratulates the Libyan people for the occasion of the National Cleaning Day” and “Celebrating the fourth anniversary of the National Cleaning Day”.
Participants urged all Libyans to take part in the cleaning of their country, and not just a physical cleaning. There were exhortations to local Ghariyan residents to cleanse hearts and souls of all types of impurities and deposits left from four decades of the old regime. [/restrict]