Protest on Libyan embassy roof in London
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 18:56:44 GMT
Five Libyan demonstrators remained on the Libyan embassy's rooftop in Knightsbridge, London about 30 hours after their protest began, UK police reports.
The Libyan protesters reached the roof on Wednesday and took out Libyan dictator's green flag and set up the flag used by the Libyan revolutionary forces before the Gaddafi era 42 years ago.
According to London's Metropolitan police, two more men trying to join the protesters on the roof were arrested on suspicion of intruding the diplomatic premises.
The event happens amid violent crackdowns by pro-Gaddafi forces on anti-government protesters.
A friend of roof protesters told reporters that "the reason for their protest is to remind the world of the plight of the Libyan people.”
The group, called 'Topple the Tyrants,' earlier took up the £11million mansion in Hampstead Garden Suburb in north London which is owned by Libyan dictator's son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. They have claimed that they would keep on staying in the mansion until the British government returns the Libyan dictator's assets to the true owners who are considered to be the Libyan people.