It’s been eight years since the former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, was usurped and his government in Libya toppled. The people of Libya have not forgotten this and are taking time out to reflect on the events that shook their country. In 2011, the North African country experienced political and social unrest. This unrest resulted in the death of long term leader, Gaddafi.
Citizens are looking forward to a change and are hoping the country will forget the past and move on to a brighter future. A resident of Tripoli, Ali Mohammed al-Suaihi, said the citizens want a change. They would have loved to take to the streets, chant slogans, and wave the independence flag. Their plans were however flawed by the predators. The people of Libya gathered at the Tripoli Martyrs Square to celebrate the anniversary.
Another resident has said that the people of the country need to reconcile and forget the past grievances. Without a doubt, the country is still faced with the trauma of the past which they need to overcome as soon as they can.
There are currently two factions ruling the country, a huge divide between the UN supported the Tripoli government and the Khalifa Haftar. Libya is expected to hold general elections this year to choose new leaders.