Scores of protesters rallied in the center of Tripoli on Friday evening to protest the gang rape of a woman by members of militias that control the capital of Libya
The protesters marched to the municipality council headquarters holding banners denouncing the silence of the national accord government over the crime and are demanding punishment for the rapists.
On news outlets and social media, people showed their outrage toward the crime and denounced what they saw as a security mayhem in Tripoli as the government turns a blind eye to the militants' human rights violations.
The rape video that was posted by the “Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade” on its Facebook page last Wednesday showed three men taking turns in abusing the naked victim in a manor owned by “Naeem al Oshaibi”, a leader of the sixth battalion and one of the main supporter of Benghazi Shoura Council.
The brigade claimed that the video was one of the core motives of their attack against the battalion last week.
Protests held in Libya after woman gang-raped by militias Mohammed al-Harbi, AlArabiya.net 10 December 2016
Libya to compensate women raped during 2011 uprising Ghaith Shennib Ulf Laessing Tripoli - Reuters 19 February 2014