A number of protesters gathered in front of the Martyrs' Hall in the city of Misrata, on Tuesday, to protest against the economic crisis in the country and to denounce the decision to impose a tax on the selling price of foreign exchange. 

The protesters raised banners calling for the dismissal of political bodies whose legal terms had ended, mentioning the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aqila Saleh, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya, Al-Siddiq Al-Kabir.

The Central Bank of Libya directed on Tuesday commercial banks to implement the Speaker of the House of Representatives’ Resolution (No. 15) of 2024 regarding temporarily imposing a 27% tax on the foreign exchange rate.