UN Chief attacked in Cairo

Supporters of the Libyan government, protesting the UN-sanctioned military operation in the North African country, on Monday attacked UN chief Ban Ki-moon in central Cairo, the Agence France Presse news agency reported.

Hundreds of people threw stones and shouted at Ban as he left the headquarters of the Arab League on his way to Tahrir square, which was the focal point of Egypt’s pro-democracy protests.

The UN leader, who was not hurt due to the attack, was forced to return to the Arab League building and was reported to have left by car from another exit.
Tahrir Square was the focus of a popular uprising that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak last month.

The attack comes just three days after the UN adopted a resolution to impose a no-fly zone and “all necessary measures” against Gaddafi’s forces.

Countries including the United States, Britain and France launched on Monday a second wave of air strikes on the positions of Gaddafi’s forces in a bid to protect civilians caught up in a month-long civil war in Libya.

 

Courtesy: DM Online

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