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The authorities of eastern Libya ask the journalists to leave Derna

The telegram entitled “Libya: Eastern Libyan authorities ask journalists to leave Derna’ with the addition of the verb ‘to leave’ in the first sentence: Eastern Libyan authorities have asked journalists who have flocked to the ravaged floods Derna city to leave, following last night’s demonstration and the burning of the ousted mayor’s residence by angry citizens who accuse the authorities of failing to protect them.

The Minister of Civil Aviation of the government that exercises power in eastern Libya, however, explained that the large influx of journalists “impedes the work of rescue teams”.

Hishel Abu Skiwat told Reuters by phone that the decision to ban journalists from Derna had nothing to do with the protest events in the vanished city, APE-MPE broadcasts.

“It’s an effort to create better conditions for the rescue teams to carry out the work more smoothly and efficiently,” explained Hishem Abu Skiwat. “The large number of journalists has become an obstacle for rescue teams.”

The mass demonstration is the first in Derna since the disaster. The telecommunications that worked despite the floods, today they are discontinued. Thousands of angry citizens gathered last night in the square in front of the iconic Sahaba Mosque shouting slogans and later stormed the residence of Mayor Abdulmenam al-Ghaiti, who was suspended by the Benghazi government along with members of the city council and are subject to research. The residents believe that the disaster could have been avoidedwhile officials admit that the contract for the repair of its dams area of ​​Derna after 2007 it was never implemented.

Protesters denounced the speaker of the eastern Libyan parliament, Aghila Saleh, who said the flood was a natural disaster that could not be avoided.

“Aguila we don’t want you! All Libyans are brothers!”the protesters shouted.

Demonstrators said they were demanding an urgent investigation into the collapse of the dams, while others admitted that “the government has failed to manage the crisis and that the biggest responsibility lies with parliament”.

Source: News Beast

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