Lybia – Dozens killed after Benghazi militia opens fire on protesters

At least 26 people were killed and 80 wounded when a militia in the Libyan city of Benghazi opened fire on protesters gathered outside its base on Saturday.

The demonstrators had gathered outside the headquarters of the Libya Shield brigade to demand it to submit to the authority of Libya’s security forces.

Resentment has been growing across Libya over the refusal of revolutionary militias to heed calls by the government to disband.

Last month militias laid siege to Libya’s foreign and justice ministries, demanding Zidan’s resignation and that “revolutionaries” be given posts in key ministries.

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