Misrata rebels rally for health care
Former Libyan rebels on Tuesday (April 24th) staged a protest at a main entry gate to Misrata, preventing the entry and exit of vehicles. "We were forced to close the road," a revolutionary told Magharebia.
"We don't like this, but we want interim Prime Minister Abdurrahim El Keib to promise to treat Misrata and Libya revolutionaries," he said. "We want officials to meet our demands by bringing specialised doctors and providing treatment within Libya; it doesn't have to be abroad."
The wounded Misrata revolutionaries began their sit-in on Sunday, vowing to continue their protest until May 1st.
In related news Tuesday, 160 ex-fighters flew to Amman for three-month police training. The total number of rebels sent to Jordan this week will reach 2,216.
Some 70,000 former rebels are already enlisted into the interior ministry structures, Deputy Interior Minister Omar al-Khadrawi told AFP on Tuesday. "They help the ministry fight against crime, protect strategic sites, embassies and diplomatic missions," he said.
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