Thousands of protesters, some clad in yellow vests, took to the streets of Tripoli for the third consecutive week on Friday, to decry Libyan National Army (LNA) General Khalifa Haftar's military offensive on the capital.

Protesters marched on the streets of Tripoli and later assembled on the capital's Martyrs' Square, where they carried banners and Libyan flags and chanted slogans condemning renewed fighting in the country.

Some were seen plucking the eyes out of a poster depicting French President Emmanuel Macron over France's alleged support of Haftar.

The Libyan National Army (LNA), which controls eastern Libya, is aiming to take over territory from the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), including Tripoli. The country has been split between the two rival sides since 2014.

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