Tripoli - Armed men demanding the expulsion of officials
from the former regime of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on Tuesday
surrounded the justice ministry in Tripoli, where the foreign ministry has
similarly been encircled for the past three days, an official said.
"Several armed men in vehicles equipped with
anti-aircraft guns surrounded the ministry of justice," Walid Ben Rabha,
head of the ministry's information department, told AFP.
"They asked the minister and staff present to leave
their offices and close the ministry."
Dozens of gunmen making similar demands have kept Libya's
foreign ministry under siege since Sunday, paralysing its functioning.