The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – Interior Ministry of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) announced on Saturday that it will no longer issue demonstration permits, citing security concerns.
According to a statement by the ministry, GNA’s Interior Minister, Fathi Bashagha, ordered security directorates in the country to temporarily stop issuing any demonstration permits for fear it can be used to “carry out acts of vandalism and riot.”
GNA’s decision came a day after massive protests in various Libyan cities, including Benghazi, Sorman, Riqdalin and Zulten.
The protesters demanded holding of presidential and parliamentary elections and the departure of all political bodies that have expired. They also reiterated their support for the Libyan National Army (LNA) and demanded the disarmament of militias and outlaws.