TRIPOLI, 18 February, 2021 (TON): On Wednesday, Libyans flocked to the Martyrs’ Square in the center of the capital Tripoli for celebrating the 10th anniversary of the revolution that overthrew the regime of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
The march amid the tight security measures also included children.
Kholoud Mazugi, a Libyan citizen said, "Today, we celebrate the revolution in an enthusiastic atmosphere. We are optimistic about the political stability that prevails in the country now. We hope that this atmosphere will translate into real stability and address the economic and security conditions that the Libyan people are suffering from."
At the celebration, Khalifa Al-Darhoubi said the anniversary should be an incentive for politicians to resolve issues and achieve consensus on the road map leading to the elections.
"We came with the hope that the Libyans still have the opportunity to move on and forget the past, take advantage of the current opportunities, rebuild the country, improve their conditions, and reach the elections at the end of this year," Al-Darhoubi said.
In February 2011, against the regime of Gaddafi, many Libyans demonstrated demanding justice, equality, and improved living conditions. And soon afterward, the demonstrations turned into an armed conflict between the rebels and the Gaddafi forces
Since then, Libya has been plagued by escalating violence, political division, and economic instability.