By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 6 June 2015:
Zawia local radio station is reported to have been stormed early this afternoon and closed by a . . .[restrict]local armed group who accused it of not supporting Libya Dawn and instead of backing the UN-brokered peace process.
A station presenter, who did not want to be named, said that the attackers had ordered out staff, said they were sacking the station director and padlocked the premises. No equipment was damaged, however.
In fact, the station is seen as having been a loyal, if not militant supporter of Dawn, so much so that it is claimed that political activists unsympathetic to Dawn drew up a file on it to present to UNSMIL.
However, Zawia, like other Libya Dawn towns, is now split between those who want a settlement and militants who regard such views as treachery. The station has moved into the former camp. It has resulted in a number of threats but this is the first time it has been attacked. [/restrict]