[17 Nov 2013] State of emergency declared in Tripoli after clashes between rival militias - English

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Libya has declared a two-day state of emergency in the capital, Tripoli after clashes erupted between rival militias on Saturday. The clashes left one person dead and dozens more injured. Thousands of protesters gathered in Tripoli\'s center to mourn those killed in an attack on protesters on Friday. Local authorities have announced a three-day general strike in response to the violence which was sparked by protests against armed groups. Over 40 people were killed and over 450 more injured when militias fired on the protesters. Tripoli officials have also declared a three-day mourning period. The post-revolutionary government has appealed for restraint.

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