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Libya protesters storm parliament

2012-10-30 22:49

Tripoli - A dozen demonstrators stormed Libya's national assembly late on Tuesday prompting postponement of a key vote on the cabinet line-up proposed by Prime Minister Ali Zidan.

Images aired on state television showed angry scenes in the chamber as the assembly prepared to vote one by one on the ministerial nominees.

Moments later, a dozen men entered the assembly but security services kept them on the sidelines.

"What happened constitutes psychological pressure on the members of the congress," said assembly president Mohammed Megaryef.

"Let it be known to all Libyans and to the whole world in what conditions we are working in... The session is adjourned," he added.