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Libyan protesters attack Tobruk's parliamentary building

On Friday, protesters attacked the Libyan parliament building in the eastern city of Tobruk, opposed deteriorating living conditions and political impasse, Libyan media reported. ..

Several television channels have stated that protesters have invaded the building and committed vandalism. Meanwhile, media outlets showed an image of a thick pillar of black smoke from the surroundings when an angry young protester burned a tire.

According to other media reports, part of the building was burned down.

The Capitol was empty because Friday is the weekend in Libya.

The Libyan Parliament, or House of Representatives, is based in Tobruk, hundreds of kilometers east of the capital Tripoli, since the 2014 East-West Schism following the rebellion that defeated dictator Muang Mar Gadafi three years ago. I left.

The rival organization, officially known as the High Council of State, is based in Tripoli.

Friday's image shows protesters driving part of the gate with a bulldozer, allowing other demonstrators to enter more easily, and officials' cars firing. Was there.

Then protesters began to break through the walls of the building with construction machinery.

Other protesters, some waving the green flag of the Gadafi administration, threw office documents into the air.

Libya has endured several days of power outages, but has been exacerbated by the blockade of several oil facilities due to political conflict.

"We want the lights to work," the protesters argued.

Negotiations can't resolve the deadlock

Two governments have been fighting for power for months. One is based in Tripoli and is headed by Interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamiddbeiba. By former Interior Minister Fatty Bashaga, appointed by Parliament and supported by eastern-based influential Harifa Hifter.

Presidential and parliamentary elections were originally set up in December last year with the aim of limiting the UN-led peace process after the end of the last major round of violence in 2020. I was there.

But the vote never happened because of a deep disagreement with some controversial candidates over the legal basis of the vote between the East and West rival power centers.

The United Nations said Thursday that talks between rival Libyan agencies aimed at breaking the deadlock could not resolve a significant difference.

Chairman Aguila Surrey and President Khalid al-Mishri of the High Council of State held a three-day meeting at the United Nations in Geneva to discuss the draft constitutional framework for the election.

Although some progress has been made, advancing towards the election is not enough, and the United Nations Libya says that the two sides are still in conflict as to who can run for the presidential election. The Supreme Envoy, Stephanie Williams, said. Parley.

'Rapidly escalate'

Elections since the House of Representatives elected in 2014 appointed Bashaga and claimed that Doveiba's mission had expired. The outlook looks farther than ever.

Over the last few weeks, skirmishes between armed groups in Tripoli have been repeated, raising fears of returning to full-scale conflict.

Protests took place in other Libyan cities, including Tripoli, where protesters erased images of Dubeiba and Bashaga.

"People's protests erupted throughout Libya in resentment of the collapsing quality of life, the entire politician who made it, and the United Nations, who was content to bring about the promised change." Council of Europe analyst Tarek Megerisi tweeted. About external relations.

"The situation is expanding rapidly and the response will define the summer in Libya," he added.

Libya's National Petroleum Corporation said on Monday that the blockade of oil facilities in the central coast of Silt could declare unavoidable forces.

In April, the blockade of two major oil export terminals and several oil fields began.

An army of eastern-based influential Khalifa Haftar controls major oil facilities.

The decline in gas production contributed to a chronic power outage that could last about 12 hours a day.