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Tripoli protesters want armed militias out of town

Libya faces uphill battle to end months of lawlessness that have followed this year's civil war

Tripoli protesters want armed militias out of town
Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighters stand guard on October 19, 2011 in front of damaged buildings hit by rockets during fighting in Sirte
Tripoli protesters want armed militias out of town
Scores of Libyan judges and lawyers protested in Tripoli on Wednesday against lawless behaviour in the capital by former rebel groups (AFP/Getty Images)
Tripoli protesters want armed militias out of town
Libyan demonstrators hold a banner that reads in Arabic 'The capital is for all Libyans but its residents should be unarmed civilians' (AFP/Getty Images)
Tripoli protesters want armed militias out of town
A Libyan man holds a placard that reads in Arabic 'My rebel brother, thank you. Leave your weapon and take a book instead' (AFP/Getty Images)
Tripoli protesters want armed militias out of town
Residents say militias should now leave the city and return to their home towns (AFP/Getty Images)
Tripoli protesters want armed militias out of town
A Libyan girl holds a placard that reads in Arabic 'Thank you our brave rebels, but now let us live in peace'. The head of the local government in Tripoli has called for daily protests until the militias go back to their home towns and cities (AFP/Getty Images)
Tripoli protesters want armed militias out of town
The official said if the militias had not left by Dec 20, the government would close down the city to all traffic except vehicles belonging to the interior and defence ministries (AFP/Getty Images)
Tripoli protesters want armed militias out of town
Libyan demonstrators protest in Tripoli's landmark Martyrs Square against former rebels who toppled Muammar Gaddafi but are still camping out in the capital and still have their weapons (AFP/Getty Images)