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Angry Libyans ransack Muslim Brotherhood offices

Saturday, Jul 27, 2013 - 01:03

The Muslim Brotherhood offices in Tripoli are ransacked in the wake of the killing of a prominent critic of the Brotherhood, who was shot dead on Friday. Tom Dinham reports.

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TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~*NONE* Protesters ransack the offices of Libya's Muslim Brotherhood in the capital, Tripoli. Hundreds marched overnight to denounce the murder of a prominent political activist and critic of the Brotherhood, Abdelsalam al-Mosmary, who was killed while leaving a mosque on Friday. Demonstrations in response to the killing turned violent in Benghazi. Mosmary was an outspoken opponent of the Brotherhood, and regularly appeared on television criticising the presence of armed militias on Libya's streets. The Muslim Brotherhood's political wing, the Justice and Construction Party (JCP) has the second-biggest number of seats in Libya's legislature, and there is growing opposition to its influence. In Tripoli, a crowd gathered in the central Martyrs Square, saying they were there "in solidarity with Benghazi", before ransacking the Brotherhood's offices. Calm later returned to Tripoli and Benghazi but residents did not rule out more protests after Mosmary's funeral later in the day.

Angry Libyans ransack Muslim Brotherhood offices

Saturday, Jul 27, 2013 - 01:03

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