By Ashraf Abdul Wahab.
Tripoli, 24 September 2013:
A huge Benghazi peace flag has been partially destroyed by fire, in what is believed . . .[restrict]to have been a deliberate act of arson.
The flag, thought to be the largest peace flag in the world at 7,600 square metres, was due to be displayed on the International Day of Peace. The project, entitled ‘place your fingerprint’, launched by a group of civil society organisations, had an overwhelming response, with hundreds of people adding their fingerprints to the flag.
Coordinator of the Peace Festival of Benghazi, Ziad Darsi, said that only half the flag was destroyed, adding that the remnants of it were being repaired. This, he said, would signify that residents of Benghazi rejected the recent scenes of violence in the city and were intent on sending a message of peace. [/restrict]