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Libyans protest against expired parliament

Libyans protest House of Representatives in Tripoli

Hundreds of Libyans took to the streets on Friday in Tripoli and Benghazi to protest against the convention of the expired parliament based in Tobruk, Anadolu news agency reported.

The protesters in Tripoli called for the dissolution of the parliament and nullifying all of its decisions. They also announced their support for the National Salvation Government, which was chosen by the expired General Assembly.

They chanted slogans supporting the ‘Fajr Libya’ operation, which is up against the ‘Al-Karamah’ operation launched by the renegade, retired Major General Khalifa Haftar.

Meanwhile, protesters in Benghazi who have gathered for the seventh week announced their support for the ‘Fajr Libya’ operation and reiterated their refusal of the convention of the expired parliament.

“Its decisions are invalid and so is the call for foreign interference in the country,” a protester said. “We will not recognise the decisions of the parliament in Tobruk.”

The protesters performed a funeral prayer for Sheikh Nabeel Sati, the director of culture affairs in Benghazi, who was assassinated on Thursday night when he left the mosque after Isha Prayer.

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