The Tripoli Post
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
For the second day running, Tuesday, Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi witnessed a demonstration made up of around 600 people expressing their discontent with the country’s new interim leaders, who, they feel are being too slow to act in affecting changes and for their lack of transparency.
The assurances given by the National Transitional Council and the declaration to make Benghazi the country’s economic capital, do not seem to have pacified all the protesters. Even though their numbers shrunk from the first day when tens of thousands took to the streets in central Shajara square and Abdul Nasser Street, one needs to look deeply into their claims.
Disgruntled protesters targeted the NTC, in efforts to pressure the new rulers to come clean about their activities. Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, the head of Libya’s National Transitional Council was singled out by around by protesters on Monday for his willingness to forgive those who had fought for the former dictator.
One of the demonstrators was reported telling AFP, that the intention was not to attack Mustafa Jalil personally, “but he is surrounded by corrupt NTC members, and is unable to control things.”
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