By Michel Cousins.
A planned mass demonstration by thuwar outside the Congress buildings in Tripoli was called off at the . . .[restrict]last minute after Prime Minister Ali Zeidan reportedly offered to announce changes to his cabinet on Sunday.
Three major thuwar goups, the National Union of the Revolutionaries of Libya, the High Council of Revolutionaries of Libya and the Union of the Revolutionary Brigades had earlier announced that they would picket Congress to demand the removal of six ministers from the new cabinet. The six are Foreign Affairs Minister Ali Al-Aujali, Justice Minister Salah Bashir Margani, Interior Minister Ashour Suleiman Shuwail, Health Minister Nurideen Abdulhamid Dagman, Culture Minister Habib Mohammed Al-Amin, and Religious Affairs Minister Abdulsalam Mohammed Abusaad. The thuwar claim the six were involved with the Qaddafi regime.
Their protest had been fixed for after Asr prayers this afternoon..
Several revolutionaries had turned up outside the Congress headquarters next to the Rixos hotel ahead of the planned protest but then left after being told that Zeidan planned to make changes. However, they warned they would be back on Sunday if the prime minister did not replace the six as demanded.
Earlier today, some of the thuwar were reporting that their representatives met with Zeidan yesterday, Thursday, and claimed that he had agreed to make changes in the cabinet and asked them to suggest names.
With reporting by Umar Khan