By Taziz Hasairi.
Tripoli, 11 January 2014:
The Volunteers for Libya organisation has come up with novel way for Libyans to show their . . .[restrict]support for the new police and army. Since “Peace Day” yesterday members of the group have been in Martyrs’ Square, inviting passers-by to write messages of support on white T-shirts, which will later be given to members of the police and armed forces as proof of the strong propular support they enjoy in their difficult work
“We don’t think that the efforts of our policemen and soldiers in this chaos are being properly appreciated” said campaign organiser Wafia Saif.
She told the Libya Herald that her group, which has some 2,000 members, had first come up with the idea as the violence increased in Benghazi. “ We wanted to show the people in the front line against the violence that we supported them”.
Saif said that it was hoped that 80 T-shirts would have been filled up with signatures by yesterday and the group then planned to move to Algeria Square today. “If this works,” she added, “we would think about rolling out the T-shirt signing campaign in other towns and cities”. [/restrict]