` Protesters storm the `Libyan General National Congress ‘ demanding dissolution of country’s highest political authority’

#AceWorldNews says that dozens of protesters have stormed Libya’s interim parliament building, the General National Congress, demanding the dissolution of the country’s highest political authority.

The protesters rallied against the “kidnapping” overnight of demonstrators from a sit-in outside the parliament.

They said some of the demonstrators were detained by gunmen who broke up the sit-in on Saturday. Demonstrators claimed the gunmen belonged to the Operations Cell of Libyan Revolutionaries, a former rebel group which operates under the GNC’s command.

The justice ministry denounced the abduction “of youths who were expressing their views.”


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” Libyan Interim Assembly is facing an ` Impending Coup’ after a `Group of Ex-Rebel Militia’ issue a five-hour Deadline”

#AceWorldNews says that the Libyan interim assembly said it was facing an impending coup on Tuesday after a group of ex-rebel militias issued a five-hour deadline to hand over power.

Powerful militias from the western town of Zintan gave the General National Congress, Libya’s highest authority, the deadline, or said it would kidnap any lawmaker.

Commanders from the Zintan militias appeared on television on Tuesday and blamed the Muslim Brotherhood and “ideological and extremist groups” for the country’s chronic instability since the 2011 uprising that toppled the four-decade rule of Muammar Gaddafi.

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