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Libya: Gharyan rally held in support of UN-backed unity govt00:51

Libya: Gharyan rally held in support of UN-backed unity govt

Libya, Gharyan
March 31, 2016 at 04:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Demonstrators took to the streets of Gharyan on Thursday in support of Libya’s UN-backed Presidential Council who arrived in Tripoli by boat on Wednesday to start their administrative duties from the city's naval base.

The demonstrators in Gharyan issued a statement in which they emphasised their full support for the Government of National Accord (GNA), an organisation established under a power-sharing agreement, brokered by the UN, that was signed in December to bring about the Presidential Council.

Many international powers have acknowledged the Presidential Council as Libya's only legitimate government. However, the council is already facing opposition. Fighting reportedly broke out across Tripoli the day before, in protest to the council’s arrival.

Libya: Gharyan rally held in support of UN-backed unity govt00:51
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Demonstrators took to the streets of Gharyan on Thursday in support of Libya’s UN-backed Presidential Council who arrived in Tripoli by boat on Wednesday to start their administrative duties from the city's naval base.

The demonstrators in Gharyan issued a statement in which they emphasised their full support for the Government of National Accord (GNA), an organisation established under a power-sharing agreement, brokered by the UN, that was signed in December to bring about the Presidential Council.

Many international powers have acknowledged the Presidential Council as Libya's only legitimate government. However, the council is already facing opposition. Fighting reportedly broke out across Tripoli the day before, in protest to the council’s arrival.

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