By Muttaz Ali.
Tripoli, 16 April 2014:
The Head of Tripoli Local Council, Sadat Elbadri, has condemned the actions of a security official . . .[restrict]who fired warning shots outside the council offices during a protest yesterday.
In a statement, Elbadri said the security guard was acting on his own initiative and had been dismissed from his post. He added that and investigations into the incident were ongoing.
The warning shots were fired during a spontaneous protest by postal workers in Algeria Square. Employees were showing solidarity with a colleague whose sister was kidnapped on Monday evening and protesting the general deterioration of security across the country.
The demonstrations began outside the post office building and then later turned their attention to the offices of Tripoli Local Council in the same building.
The abduction of the young woman which sparked the protests took place at 5 pm on Monday evening in Tripoli’s Dahmani area. The girl, 15, was kidnapped at gunpoint by a masked assailant and forced into a grey car, a local resident told the Libya Herald. He added that her family is now working desperately for her safe return. [/restrict]