Magharebia (Washington DC)

26 February 2013

Libya: Border Guards Storm Libya Cabinet

Dozens of Libyan border guards on Monday (February 25th) stormed the cabinet headquarters in Tripoli to protest their salaries. They claimed that they had worked without pay since last March.

"We revolutionaries offered ourselves up for the protection of Libya and haven't spared anything," Youssef Abdul Hai said. "Right now, there is a state and we want our rights. We aren't cheats or crooks."

Last Thursday, Prime Minister Ali Zidan said that irregularities had been found in many revolutionaries' accounts. Some 250,000 duplicate names were identified. One name was repeated 20 times. A number of people also appeared to have the same bank account.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 Magharebia. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.