By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 7 April 2014:
Much of Tripoli is at a standstill this afternoon, with multiple road closures leading to . . .[restrict]total gridlock in some areas of the capital.
The Airport Road, where several blockades had been made with burning tyres, was one of the first roads reported closed. By late afternoon one motorist reported that access to the airport had been blocked in different places, seemingly making it impossible to reach.
The road closures are understood to be a show of solidarity with Benghazi, where a general strike in protest against the security situation in the city is underway. The action in Benghazi has been planned for ten days.
“This is a nightmare,” said one mother stuck on Gurji roundabout with two young children in the car. “I have been here for two hours hardly moving and people have started shooting and shouting and swearing.” She said this was terrifying for both herself and the children.
Another motorist said that every minute more roads were being blocked. [/restrict]