By Aimen Eljali and Houda Mzioudet.
Tripoli, 26 September 2013:
Teachers demonstrated today outside a central Tripoli girl’s school in protest at the . . .[restrict]kidnapping of four students from the school within a week Last week, three female students were also kidnapped.
A fourth, aged 14, was kidnapped yesterday, an eyewitness told the Libya Herald.
The girl was waiting next to her mother’s car who had come to pick her up at the Mermaid School in 24 December Street. The mother had gone quickly to withdraw cash from a nearby bank and when she came back her daughter was gone. She asked shop owners opposite the school is they knew abut her daughter. They told her that two armed young men in a old, dark car without number-plates and with tinted windows had come and taken her forcibly, claiming that she was a relative, the eyewitness said.
He said that he too had challenged the two men and was told that there was family problem. He had believed them.
“Al Anoud Senussi is kidnapped and water is cut. Our daughters are kidnapped and we remain silent” read a placard held by one of the school teachers. They said they were angry at the silence of the government at such kidnappings and held it responsible.
There have been 47 kidnappings of girls and young women throughout the country in less than a week, another teacher told to Libya Al Ahrar TV. The claim has not been verified.
Further demonstrations have been called for tomorrow after Friday prayers in 24 December Street, Shara Mizran, Shara Istiqlal and Shara Ennasr. [/restrict]