Libya: massacre in Benghazi, mortar strikes on people in the streets against terrorism and al-Serraj government

(To Andrea Cucco, Giampiero Venturi)

The fuse has been lit. It was just a matter of time. As happened last Friday, even today the population of Cyrenaica took to the streets to (try to) make their voices heard against terrorism and the al-Serraj government.

Now the duo travels alone. The partial credit obtained in Tripoli by the "man of the West" in the eastern part of Libya is seen as a betrayal and an approach to the Islamist faction, unacceptable to Haftar's loyalists. What was supposed to be the government of national unity and the beginning of a new era for Libya is turning out to be more fuel on the fire. Online Defense he has been supporting it for months. 

This time it was not the ritual censorship of information that characterized the event. Mortar strikes came in response to the invectives of the crowd. The confusion is total. While trying to understand who the responsibilities are, we can sense the edges of a country that is now more fragmented than polarized.

At the moment, but it is an absolutely provisional toll, there are 4 dead (including two children and a woman) and 34 injured, 10 of which are very serious. Among these four children.

From the event, less bloody than others in a country torn apart by civil war but more politically significant, we expect serious consequences. We'll see.