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Protesters storm Benghazi HQ of Libya's new rulers

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Protesters storm Benghazi HQ of Libya's new rulers


Protesters have stormed the headquarters of Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council in Benghazi as popular anger erupts over its running of the country.

This was the birthplace of the revolt that ousted Muammar Gaddafi but, five months after his rule ended, many denounce a lack of progress made.

Former rebel fighters were among those attacking the building amid claims compensation pledged by the interim rulers fails to cover their basic needs.

Discontent has been rising amid weeks of protests in the eastern city. Most Libyans still back their new rulers but some want all Gaddafi-era officials sacked and more transparency in how national assets are being spent.

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