eastern libyafloodMass demonstrations took place in the worst-hit city of Derna. People took to the streets to protest the authorities’ ineffective response to the crisis and demand accountability for the disaster. Some protesters burned the mayor’s mansion to vent their anger.
The BBC reported that on the evening of the 18th, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the historic Sahaba Mosque in Derna, demanding the dismissal of senior eastern Libyan government officials.
In the evening, protesters also visited the residence of Derna Mayor Muammar Gaddafi, who is currently suspended from office.arson,
Residents said officials did not give them enough warning, saying they should have known there was going to be heavy rain. He said they were only warned to stay indoors but were not asked to evacuate.
The government controlling eastern Libya said it had dismissed all members of the Derna city council and asked them to face investigation.
A week earlier, a massive flood had hit Derna, causing two old dams to collapse, destroying a quarter of the entire city and causing massive casualties.United NationsData suggests the death toll is around 4,000, and more than 10,000 people are missing.