libya flag.jpgThe deputy head of Libya’s ruling National Transitional Council, NTC has been insulted by university students in the eastern city of Benghazi, in a rare incident that indicates a growing popular discontent with Libya’s new rulers.
Reports from Tripoli say the vice president of the NTC, Abdul Hafiz Ghoga was surrounded by a crowd of angry protesters and jostled before he was pulled away to safety.

Benghazi, the cradle of Libya’s uprising against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year rule, has witnessed a number of protests over the past few months demanding transparency by the NTC in its financial dealings, including how billions of dollars in Libyan assets are being spent.

The new Libyan government is grappling with a number of issues, including disbanding the militias who have carved the country up into rival fiefdoms, forming police and military forces and creating jobs for thousands of jobless youths.