Libyans bombard consulate in Istanbul

Turkish police detained more than two dozen Libyans after they occupied and ransacked the Libyan consulate in Istanbul on Friday to protest at what they called a lack of financial support from their government, claiming they have not received money for months.

Scuffles broke out and protesters threw stones, as riot police dispersed a crowd of around 70 supporters outside and sealed off the surrounding streets, near Istanbul's landmark Taksim Square.

Protesters chanted angry slogans as they slapped and stamped on a poster of slain former leader Muammer Qaddafi.

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