Tripoli residents block main roads in protest of long-hour blackouts


A number of Tripoli residents took to the streets Wednesday night and blocked main roads in many areas around the capital in protest of electricity outages that lasted over 12 hours and in some areas 16 hours.

The protesters set tyres on fire to block the roads and held slogans that expressed their anger about the long-hour power shortages amid the current wave of boiling weather in Tripoli and other cities in Libya that reaches Wednesday and Thursday over 46°.

They also called on the Presidential Council and the GNA’s Electricity Ministry to find quick solutions that can end the people’s suffering in the current heat and low life standards, especially during Ramadan.

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