By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 13 May 2017:
Tripoli university students will be unable to take scheduled exams tomorrow as the entire campus goes on strike to protest the kidnapping of a second staff member.
Student unions have announced that demonstrations are slated to start at 10am to express the fury of students and teachers at what the university says are repeated security violations.
The trigger for this latest protest was the kidnapping of lecturer Dr Said Mayouf this week in the Hadba district near the university. His car was reportedly shot at by gunmen who then abducted him.
Mayouf’s seizure is the second kidnapping connected to the university in recent weeks. Just under a month ago another member of the teaching staff, Dr Salem Beitelmal, was seized by gunmen not far from his home on the western outskirts of the capital.
The university has been no exception to the violence in the capital since the Libya Dawn takeover in 2014. Security guards were intimated by thugs, one student appeared in a class brandishing a pistol and in August that year the university closed entirely for some days in protest at the anarchy that rained on the campus.