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Defiant Libyans protest as Washington calls for ‘calm’

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Protests against ruling elites and the cost of living continued across Libya from Tripoli to Benghazi on Saturday as international actors called for “calm” and “restraint”. Demonstrators took part in marches, blocked roads and occupied government buildings across the country in the largest uprising since August 2020 on Friday and Saturday. “We urge Libya’s political leaders across the spectrum and their foreign backers to seize the moment to restore the confidence of their citizens in the country’s future” said US ambassador to Libya Richard Norland, in a statement released on Saturday. The am…

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