Libya voting offices ransacked

2012-07-01 22:31

Benghazi - Supporters of a federal system in Libya ransacked offices of the electoral commission in the eastern city of Benghazi on Sunday in protest at the imminent nationwide vote, witnesses said.

"A group of people entered the commission's office, ransacked the place and destroyed whatever was inside the building," said Jamal Boukrin, the commission's chief for Benghazi.

A photographer said the assailants, shouting slogans calling for a "fair distribution of seats" in the general national congress did not attack commission employees but destroyed everything in their path.

A leader of the movement, Abdeljawad al-Badin, said that violence was in protest at their demands for eastern and western Libya to be allocated an equal number of seats being ignored by the authorities.

Leaders of the autonomy movement for eastern Libya have called for a boycott of the 7 July vote.

  • jans.opresser - 2012-07-02 01:51

    cant wait to see the RUBBISH Anthony from Africa post on this thread

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-07-02 13:11

      Jans, aka "thatfullofhatrednewyorkproblemchild" Thank you so much for reading my posts!!! Although some enemies of Africa, will rejoice with every difficulty to get these elections, it will be difficult to find , even ten Libyans who are not overjoyed that this gaddafi terrorist is biting sand. After 40 years of TYRANNY, Libyans are now tasting the fruits of freedom.

  • wallace.outkast - 2012-07-02 09:44

    hahahah here we go...

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