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Deadly clashes after Libya protest
« on: June 09, 2013, 12:56:31 AM »
Via the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-22830206

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At least 25 people have died in Benghazi in eastern Libya, in clashes that erupted during protests outside a militia headquarters.

Dozens more were wounded in the violence, medical officials say.

Demonstrators had gathered outside the headquarters of the Libya Shield Brigade demanding the disbanding of militias, residents say.

Since Col Gaddafi's death in 2011, the government has been trying to tackle the presence of armed militias.

The Libya Shield Brigade, which played a role in the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi, has so far refused to lay down its weapons.

The militia say they are operating with defence ministry approval.
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One witness said he had seen around 200 protesters from an area to the east of Benghazi. While most of them were unarmed, a few had AK-47 rifles, he said.

More at link, including video report.
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Re: Deadly clashes after Libya protest
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2013, 01:31:49 AM »
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