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Libyan protesters set fire to parliament building in Tobruk

Demonstrators storm eastern city’s legislature over political deadlock and deteriorating living conditions

Protesters have stormed Libya’s parliament in the eastern city of Tobruk and set parts of it ablaze, venting their anger at deteriorating living conditions and months of political deadlock.

Black smoke billowed as men burned tyres and torched cars during the incident on Friday after a protester smashed through the compound’s gate with a bulldozer and others attacked the walls with construction tools, local media reported.

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