Unrest

Libya Protests Rock Interim Gov’t

Things aren't going well for Libya's interim government. Protesters ransacked its offices in Benghazi, prompting the resignation of the governing council's second-in-command and the suspension of several members. Youth groups have been criticizing the Transitional National Council for months, mostly for their lack of transparency. The council is supposed to oversee the election of an assembly that will draft a new Constitution. Angry that a draft of the election law was prepared without public oversight and claiming that it would encourage Libyans to vote along tribal lines, a crowd of young men threw a grenade into the council's offices and smashed windows. On Sunday, the council's deputy chief resigned.