Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade changes stance, vows to protect September 25 march
The Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade – one of the key security apparatuses in the Libyan capital – has changed its stance on the upcoming demonstrations of September 25, vowing to protect the freedom of speech and expression.
In a post on Facebook by the brigade’s commander, Haithem Al-Tajouri, the brigade said demonstrations and peaceful protests are the people’s rights, adding that such protests could lead to reform and change in the country.
“We will protect the peaceful march of people as long as it is under the law and within the security procedures so that it won’t endanger the lives of the surrounding civilians.” The brigade added.
It also said that the march should be civilized and aimed at change, adding that the it won’t be a spoiler of democracy and freedom in the country and will never crackdown on protesters who march for their rights in change and reform.
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