As Libya’s disconnected elite continues to tussle for power, the resulting neglect of basic public services has led to several days of rage by ordinary people who are bracing themselves for yet another summer of debilitating electricity cuts, fuel shortages, and this year, rising food prices.

The frustration with Libya’s political leaders has reached a boiling point, with protestors hitting the streets in several major cities from 1 July. Incidents have included the torching of the parliament building in Tobruk. (CONTINUED - 1051 WORDS)