Armed men seize Libya's Justice Ministry
Remains of the building of a defense ministry brigade bombed by residents in Benghazi, Libya on Monday.
April 30th, 2013
08:31 AM ET

Armed men seize Libya's Justice Ministry

Armed men in trucks with anti-aircraft guns mounted on them occupied the Libyan Justice Ministry in Tripoli on Tuesday, forcing ministry staff to leave, Justice Minister Salah al-Marghani said.

The militants consisted of 20 to 30 armed men in military fatigues, according to al-Marghani, who said he tried to talk to the men before fleeing.

This comes as the nation's Foreign Ministry remains under siege for a third straight day.

The armed protesters have said their main goal was to push the General National Congress to pass a proposed law that would ban Gadhafi-era officials from holding government posts.


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  1. Pete

    Well these militarily uniformed men seem to make sense not wanting to go back to the Kadafi type regime that wiped out hundreds of thousands of innocents,more with murdering ,genocide and obviously getting away with it for decades until just recently with Kadafis death..Kadafi the head of the snake is gone but the body still containing poison still remains so they're making sure in a positive gesture that'll be their way with peace even if they have to kill someone to make that point or else..Can't get any plainer than that can yah!!

    May 1, 2013 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Ill informed comments.

    May 1, 2013 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. Pete

    Just some responsible upstanding Libyan citizens not wanting anything pro Kadafi that's all..Give peace a chance even if you use a 50 cal machine gun to get it ,right!!

    May 4, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
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