Souq Al-Jomaa residents staged a sit-in on Tuesday in front of the Local Government Ministry to protest ministry inaction over the recent damage caused by heavy rain.

The protesters, including city mayor, stressed the need to solve the problems of the Municipality's infrastructure and called for activation of 2012 law 59 regarding local government.

“We call on the Salvation Government to interfere and solve the different problems in all Municipalities and provide them with their budgets as soon as possible to help them provide proper services with the coming of winter.” said the protesters.

On Friday, unexpected heavy rainfall wreaked havoc in Tripoli causing street flooding, damage and traffic disruption. Around 200 houses in Souq Al-Jomaa were also flooded.