By Maha Ellawati.
21 September 2013:
In a further indication that government is less beleaguered than a fortnight ago, the much-publicised nation-wide demonstrations . . .[restrict]against Congress and the government organised for today by the “The Movement of the Martyrs to Revive the Nation” turned out to be a failure – as expected.
In Benghazi, where it was thought that there might have been a significent turnout given public anger with the security situation there, around 30 protestors were seen in Kish Square. Another eyewitness put the figure slightly higher – “no more than 100 people” but added that the movement was not popular in the city because it was seen as first and foremost an anti-Muslim Brotherhood movement than wanted to copy what had happened in Egypt – the removal of the government and power handed to the military and the courts.
In Tripoli’s Martyrs Square, only a handful were reported.
There have been no reports of any demonstrators in the other locations, Sebha and Tobruk.
Protestors in Benghazi said that they wanted the government and Congress out, but there was weariness in the way they said it – a recognition perhaps of the fact that so few people were prepared to come out onto the streets to join them. [/restrict]