By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 4 February 2016:
Every year the there is some sort of disturbance at the annual Cairo International . . .[restrict]Book Fair. This year it has been caught up by Libya’s conflicts – twice so far – and the fair, which started on 27 January, does not finish until 10 February.
Following Monday’s altercation when a seminar involving former National Transitional Council deputy chairman Hafid Ghogha and the former interior minister Ashour Shuwail was disrupted by Qaddafi supporters, the latter were back yesterday at a seminar on “Culture in the face of extremism”, addressed by Abdulrahman Shalgam, Qaddafi’s former foreign minister and ambassador to the UN at the time of the revolution.
Accusing him of being a traitor for coming out in support of the revolution on 25 February and of being responsible for people having to flee their homes, they threw bottles of water at him. Security forces arrived and managed to force the protestors into another room, but Shalgam then left and the organisers finally decided to abandon the day’s events apart from the evening poetry readings. [/restrict]