By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 13 December 2014:
Less than 20 people turned up to a protest in Tripoli’s Algeria Square today calling . . .[restrict]for the restoration of the monarchy and the 1951 constitution.
“People are scared,” one of the protestors told the Libya Herald. He added that two Libya Dawn vehicles had turned up to inspect the protest “but when they saw our numbers they drove off”.
Most of those who took part were from the immediate central Tripoli area, a local resident said, but that the protest had not been well publicised beforehand.
In the current situation, most Tripoli residents are widely seen as wanting to avoid political involvement at present.
The issue of a restoration is believed to have gained support in recent months because of the political crisis, but more so in the east than the west of the country. A number of leading political figures, including former Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdulaziz, are now backing the idea as a way out of the present impasse. [/restrict]