The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – The Government of National Accord (GNA) announced its decision on Wednesday to impose 24-hour curfew, starting this evening, as protesters continue to demonstrate in the capital for the fourth day.
Hundreds of people took to the streets in Tripoli on Sunday to protest against GNA corruption and deteriorating living conditions.
Protesters marched to the headquarters of GNA to voice anger over what they called a “slow death” due to collapsing public services, corruption and economic pressures, before heading to central Tripoli’s Martyrs Square, where they were scattered by gunfire.
GNA denied responsibility for shooting protesters and blamed “infiltrators” for the incident.
Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj promised a cabinet reshuffle during a televised speech on Monday, however, his proposal was met with rejection from the protesters.
A non-democratically elected government, GNA was formed as part of the 2015 UN-sponsored Libyan political agreement. Ever since then, it has failed to hold a control grip on western Libya and became heavily undermined by lawless militias.