Libyan men inspect the building of the General National Congress (GNC) in Tripoli on March 3, 2014 after dozens of protesters stormed it and wounded two parliament members. AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD TURKIA
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Libyan authorities vowed Monday to pursue a democratic transition in the face of mounting lawlessness after two MPs were shot when protesters stormed the country's transitional parliament.On Sunday, two members of the General National Congress (GNC) were shot and wounded as armed protesters stormed their building in Tripoli. On Monday, ex-rebels equipped with pick-up trucks mounted with anti-aircraft guns were posted around the GNC building, where at least five burnt-out cars testified to the previous day's violence.The GNC, elected after the 2011 uprising, has stirred popular anger by extending its mandate from early February until the end of December.Under pressure from demonstrators, the GNC, Libya's highest political authority, has announced early elections will be held but has not yet set a date.
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