Several Libyans took to the streets in Algeria Square in Tripoli and in Martyrs Square as well, denouncing the Italian naval mission that arrived in the Libyan waters, Libyan Express reported.
The protesters called on the Government of National Accord (GNA) to step down if they are not capable of protecting Libya’s sovereignty.
The protesters chanted the slogan “Libya is not the fourth beach of Italy.”
On the other hand, the Italian Embassy in Libya said there are no huge protests in Tripoli, in an attempt to downplay the condemnation of Libyans toward Italy’s violation.
“Italy is keen on helping Libyan people to get out from their crisis.” Italian Embassy tweeted on Friday.
For its part, GNA has not stated any official response to the protests.