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20 Oct 2020 | 12:05 AM UTC

Libya: Armed demonstrators gather in Tobruk October 19

Libya News Alert

Armed demonstrators gather outside Tobruk’s Social Security Fund office on October 19 to push for demands to be met; monitor developments and avoid protests as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/20/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/22/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION Tobruk


Armed demonstrators gathered outside the Social Security Fund office in Tobruk on Monday, October 19. Reports indicate that those gathered were calling on employees not to attend work at the office until the demands of the demonstrators had been met; however, their demands were not immediately clear. There were no immediate reports of clashes or violence amid the demonstration.

A heightened security presence and localized travel disruptions should be anticipated in the vicinity of any protest.


Those in Tobruk are advised to monitor developments, avoid large gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

The security environment in Libya remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas (with appropriate security protocols in place), other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.


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