By Saber Ayyub.
Tripoli, 22 April 2015:
There has been fresh unrest in Tripoli today, this time in central district of Zawiat Al-Dahmani. . . .[restrict]It saw local residents hurrying for the safety of their own homes.
Trouble broke out when a security guard at the Wataniya TV headquarters just beyond the foreign ministry on Al-Shat road was shot and killed by another military man belonging to the security authority known the Sixth Force. It is headquartered nearby.
Family and friends of the dead man this afternoon attacked the headquarters and set it on fire.
There are reports that the initial attack was linked to revenge for last weeks events in neighbouring Fasloum but this has not been confirmed. The situation in Fashloum and in Tajoura is still very tense. In Fashloum, where many homes and shops were damaged because of the clashes, the Tripoli government has promised compensation but there is a weariness that the promises will not materialise.
Meanwhile, the closure of the coastal highway to Zawia triggered queues at petrol stations in Tripoli; supplies come to the capital along the route.
This evening residents across the city are were returning early to their homes and closing the doors behind them. “The best thing to do is to stay at home since the early evening with my kids away from any danger,” one resident told the Libya Herald.