A letter from one of the Libyan students in today's protest march.
One of our readers participated.
The Third Voice of Libyan People and Students
We are here in this very difficult time for all the Libyan people to raise our wisdom voice and to sayplease stop the war and let the Libyan parties sit round the negotiation table.
The conflict is taking lives from both sides and the NATO’s air strikes are also killing civilian people as they are aiming to destroying the infrastructure of Libyan cities. The situation is very difficult for all people in all cities as there is shortage of food, medicine and fuel. The children and elderly are suffering most physically and mentally from the bombardment and are unable to sleep because of the shaking and bombing noise every day and night. The NATO air strikes have destroyed hospitals, schools, houses and other civilian buildings.
The disaster in Libya is getting worse every day by the outside intervention and the trade embargo on Libya is preventing everything to reach the country as well as seizing the Libyan money which cannot be used to buy food, medicine and fuel.
We were shocked and disappointed when the UK government became part of these ongoing air strikes and not allowing a peaceful solution or sending fact finding missions to at least learn the truth. We are here in UK studying, living and learning the tolerance and accepting of others views and also the democracy which took the UK about 800 years to build. Your help to have a peaceful solution and reach an agreement between all Libyan parties is very important and will save lives and the Libyan people’s future.
We ask you to put pressure on your government to call for talks between Libyans especially after the tribes had their meetings on 5th/6th May 2011 when 2000 tribal leaders met and asked all Libyans to set some talks for peace and refuse any outside intervention and condemned the act of some parties in providing weapons to the opposition, which will not help the peaceful solution.
So please, for the sake of all Libyan children, women the elderly and Libya, as well as UK ‘s reputation, stop the war and hands off Libya. We like and support a good and healthy relationship between the UK and Libya, better than ever, built on respect to the all Libyan people, not part of them only.
So please help us find a solution to this conflict as soon as possible as every day goes by we lose Libyan lives and our country is further destroyed.
We thank you all for every little help
The Third Voice of Libyan People and Students. London 16.5.2011