Libya relocates parliament after attack
03 March 2014, 23:13
Tripoli - Libya's interim parliament is moving to a different location after it came under attack by protesters and armed rioters that killed one guard and injured six lawmakers.
Hussein al-Ansari told The Associated Press on Monday that the parliament will now hold its sessions in a five-star hotel in downtown Tripoli, after month-long tensions between the country's biggest political blocs and their militias hit a new high on Sunday.
Protesters, many of them angry at growing violence, especially in the eastern part of the country, have demanded parliament disband since its mandate expired last month. On Sunday they stormed the parliament while it was in session, torched lawmakers' vehicles and furniture.
Security official Essam al-Naass says one guard was killed while trying to rescue workers held inside the parliament.