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.

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