Leader of September 25 protest in Libya arrives in Tripoli amid intensified security

Basit Igtet (middle in blue suit) arrives at Mitiga Airport in Tripoli (Photo: Social Media)

The Libyan former candidate for the Prime Minister position and businessman who lives in Switzerland, Basit Igtet, has arrived this morning in Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport.

Igtet arrived on the same day (September 25) he is supposed to lead a protest he has been calling for since late June.

The Protests according to Igtet is going to topple down bad performing Presidential Council and other illegitimate bodies including the eastern government, parliament and self-styled army of Khalifa Haftar.

Local media reported that Igtet went immediately to the office of Special Deterrent Force’s leader, Abdelraouf Kara, to urge him to deploy the SDF forces to secure today’s protests.

Meanwhile, thousands of Libyans have promised online to take to Martyrs Square in Tripoli to public squares in other cities to protest the current living, social, political and economic crises in their country.

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