By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 3 November 2014:
A group opposed to Libya Dawn and calling itself the Capital Operations Centre has issued . . .[restrict]a call to residents in the Greater Tripoli area to take to the streets on 15 November and protest against the presence of Libya Dawn.
The date coincides with the first anniversary of the Gharghour massacre in Tripoli in which forces within a Misrata-led militia fired on a crowd of protestors, resulting in the deaths of over 45 people. The crowd had been demanding armed groups from outside the capital leave.
The Capital Operations Centre has called for a popular uprising to take place on the streets of Tripoli, to “clean” the capital of “gangs who violate the laws,” referring specifically to militias allied with Libya Dawn.
“Do not be passive. Go out to assert what is right by standing alongside the national army, as did the residents and revolutionaries in Benghazi,” the group urged, asking residents of Tripoli to help the Libyan army to “enter and conquer, bringing peace and security in our dear Tripoli”.
In this call for insurrection against the newly established order of Libya Dawn in Tripoli, the group exhorted the people of different neighborhoods, mentioning Suq Al-Juma, Fashloum, Tajoura, Ghut Al-Shaal, Gurji, Dahmani and others.
It is not expected that many people will actually turn out on the 15th, partly out of fear and partly out of disenchantment with politics generally. The willingness to support any political force is visibly declining, with ever fewer taking part in the now perfunctory anti-HoR demonstrations in Martyrs Square every Friday. Not many turned up to the demonstration on Friday, although whether that can be put down to fatigue over the ongoing situation or a readiness to just accept the new status quo is difficult to say. It may have been simply because it was a very rainy day.
With petrol, bread, running water and electricity again readily available and schools open, the people of Tripoli, in general, seem content that daily life has resumed some semblance of normality. [/restrict]