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. chrissy

    Lol @ bobcat. Ive often told my girls that i too, walk on water when its froze. And they answer back yes we know, AND you also catch the biggest fish! Lol

    April 30, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Good eye.

    April 30, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Thats disgusting @ Jeff Frank. Maybe you should keep your wet dreams to yourself!!!

    April 30, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BOMBO

    What. Big Rock is a beer. Brewed in Alberta.

    April 30, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Hi folks.
    The 'gang' studiously avoids the bothersome issue on this thread?

    April 30, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Lol @ saywhat, i cannot speak for the *gang* only for myself. And yes youre right i most definitely am. Im tired of hearing about war games that little boys with too big of toys wanta play every day. Ive had a rotten enough week. Plus nothing we say will make any difference.

    April 30, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    @ TORI, did your mom give you my birthday wish for you from our talk the other day? The 2 of you need to go out and party like its 1999! Lol but take a cab please.

    April 30, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Victoria

      @chrissy hello and thank you for your good wishes as well. My party is tonight at my house and Mom takes a red eye back home early AM. My dad is here now too so I am really blessed and thankful.

      April 30, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Oh boy that should be fun lol. Tell your dad i said hello! And have fun!

    April 30, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    And since there isnt much in the way of news here lately heres Todays Quirky News: Uraquay has bred the worlds first glow in the dark sheep! Were as baaafled as the sheep are!

    April 30, 2013 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. TvNyC

    Obama, we need to.move in and help Syria out. We have to bring Assad down, now!

    April 30, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Lol @ saywhat, we are getting pretty good at that wouldnt you say?

    April 30, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Doesnt banasy already have a pet???

    April 30, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. TvNyC

    Banasy, howve you been sweet lady?

    April 30, 2013 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. BOMBO

    You can delete my comment, CNN mods, but it doesn't change the fact that it's still FILED UNDER "LIBERIA". Don't kill the messenger, just refile the story.

    May 1, 2013 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  15. TvNyC

    Haha jk. I really think I know a lot more than others in terms of the likelyhood of our species.. I just want to say we need to pray G
    to God and live life. And family over everything. should be your top two prioroties. We need to seek world peace and God will help us achieve it by calming down. We need to stop hating.

    May 1, 2013 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
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