By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 13 September 2013:
Returning to a recurrent theme, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, at Wednesday’s press conferences, stressed that no . . .[restrict]one, including the thuwar – the armed revolutionaries that had, with NATO’s help, toppled Qaddafi from power – had the right to use force in demonstrations.
Zeidan, in his sometimes lecturing manner, said that not even those who fought for the February 17th Revolution had the right to oppose his government by the use of force.
The Prime Minister stressed that both his government and the GNC were “appointed by the people. That is where our power (legitimacy) comes from, despite all the actions against us and despite all the explosions, bombings, assassinations etc”, he stressed.
Zeidan was speaking at a time when Libya’s oil production was down to about 300,000 barrels per day due to armed strikes at Libya’s oilfields.
Equally, there have been numerous armed strikes, demonstrations and acts of armed civil disobedience at many government Ministries over the whole of Zeidan’s period in office, including the GNC building and Zeidan’s own office. [/restrict]