By Ahmed Elumami.
Tripoli, 3 March 2014:
The General National Congress (GNC) today held an extraordinary sitting at one of Tripoli’s five star . . .[restrict]hotels to discuss last night’s attack on the Congress headquarters.
“I am against such acts of violence and vandalism that do not represent the revolution and I am very sorry for what happened to the Congress members who were injured by protesters,” independent Beida Congresswoman, Zainab Haroun Al-Targhi, told the Libya Herald.
Targhi said that the Head of Congress Nuri Abu Sahmain made a statement denying what she had said about Congress being responsible for what happened last night. She added, however, that the statement was probably intended to reassure people and calm the situation.
Independent Benghazi Congressman, Omar Khaled Al-Ubaidi, said that today’s sitting sent a message about the legitimacy of Congress. The GNC would continue with plans to hold early elections and these security obstacles would not stop these, he added.
Today’s sitting also focussed on security, discussing ways to secure both Congress members and the building.
Head of the Libyan Revolutionaries Operation Room (LROR)’s political office, Adel Gharyani, told the Libya Herald that some GNC members had suggested that the LROR should be tasked with securing Congress. [/restrict]