Tripoli - Members of Libya's ethnic Berber minority forced
their way into the parliament building in Tripoli on Tuesday, smashing windows
and destroying furniture, in a demonstration to push for cultural rights, an
assembly spokesperson said.
The protest occurred during a break in a regular session at
the assembly, General National Congress spokesperson Omar Hmaiden said.
There were no immediate reports of casualties, but Hmaiden
said furniture had been smashed and some documents belonging to assembly
members were missing.
Violence and lawlessness, much of it involving former rebel
groups, has hobbled governance in the North African oil producer since the war
that toppled Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.