Demonstrations in east Libya mirror their western and southern counterparts

By Sami Zaptia.

Demonstrations about living conditions, corruption, politicians, power and fuel cuts took place in Benghazi yesterday (Photo: Abdelhakeem Alyimni).

London, 11 September 2020:

There were reports of demonstrations in eastern Libya, specifically in numerous areas of Benghazi, yesterday. The demonstrations follow on from those that started last month in western and southern Libya.

Reports say the demonstrators were protesting, amongst other causes, corruption, deteriorating living conditions, power cuts and fuel shortages. Some also called for the removal of all the current political strata responsible for their poor living conditions.

Some main roads were blockaded by protestors using rubbish bins and burning rubbish and tyres.

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