By Libya Herald reporter:
Benghazi, 28 September 2014:
A small group of Libya Dawn supporters are reported to have demonstrated in Beida today . . .[restrict]in front of the public prosecutor’s office. According to a local resident, they were demanding the release of a leading member of the Muslim Broherhood in the town, Musa Al-Abdi Al-Barasi. They claimed he had been arrested last week and charged with threatening national security after he started planning an anti-House of Representatives demonstration in Beida.
Barasi, who was active during the revolution, supposedly vanished after leaving dawn prayers at the King Idris Mosque in Beida last Thursday.
Organisers are said to have hoped that around 500 people from Beida and other towns would attend today’s protest. In the event, fewer than 30 turned up.
According to the local resident, the low number reflects the unpopularity of Libya Dawn in the town, currently the seat of both the government led by Abdullah Al-Thinni and the Constitution Drafting Assembly. [/restrict]