2 November 2012

Libya: Armed Protesters Occupy Parliament Area

Photo: Iason Foounten
Libyan demonstrators (file photo).

Cape Town — A group of armed men have occupied an area near Libya's parliament building after new Prime Minister Ali Zeidan and his Congress approved the Cabinet line-up, according to Associated Press.

The militia members are demanding some of the ministers be removed because they have links to the late Muammar Gaddafi's regime, reports the BBC.

Earlier Al Jazeera had reported that protesters stormed the country's national assembly as it decided on the Cabinet.

The protesters had wanted the Cabinet candidates screened by a state body tasked with barring former Gaddafi associates from government jobs.

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