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Libya Vows to Stick to Democratic Path After MPs Shot

[Daily Times]

In this Sunday, March 2, 2014 photo, protesters stand atop a vehicle as others burn in front of the National Conference Hall, in Tripoli, Libya. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Khalifa)
In this Sunday, March 2, 2014 photo, protesters stand atop a vehicle as others burn in front of the National Conference Hall, in Tripoli, Libya. (AP Photo/Mohamed Ben Khalifa)

TRIPOLI: Libyan authorities vowed Monday to stick to the “democratic path” in the face of mounting lawlessness in which two MPs were shot when protesters stormed the country’s transitional parliament.

On Sunday, two members of the General National Congress (GNC) were shot and wounded as armed protesters stormed their building in Tripoli. In a separate incident, a French engineer was killed in the restive eastern city of Benghazi.

“I assure you we are committed to the path of the February 17 revolution and to pursue the democratic process,” GNC president Nuri Abu Sahmein said in a televised address, referring to the uprising that ended Moamer Kadhafi’s four-decade rule.

Abu Sahmein said the MPs’ wounds were not life-threatening but condemned what he termed a “flagrant aggression on the seat of legitimate sovereignty.”

He urged former rebel fighters who ousted and killed Kadhafi to protect the capital and state institutions.

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