People's Hall, Tripoli

The People's Hall was a large government building in Tripoli, Libya, constructed in the 1970s/80s. It was the meeting place of the Libyan General People's Congress.[1] It was normally closed to the general public.

People's Hall
Former Peoples Hall Tripoli Libya.JPG
The Peoples Hall in Tripoli after its disuse as a government building, 2012.
General information
Town or cityTripoli
OwnerGovernment of Libya

The People's Hall was burned by demonstrators[2] on 21 February 2011 as part of the Libyan Civil War.[3][4] It was reignited and burned out, amongst the other fires at Tripoli police stations, the justice ministry at Martyrs' Square, and the Shaabia headquarters, on 22 February 2011.[1]


  1. ^ a b Magharebia; "Libya lashes out at demonstrators" - "Citizens in Tripoli, however, asked where the council was working, since its building was burned."; 23 February 2011; accessed 2011-02-23
  2. ^ "The Middle East In Revolt". Time. 22 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Libyan People's Hall on fire as protesters riot". RIA Novosti. 21 February 2011.
  4. ^ Christian Lowe (21 February 2011). "UPDATE 1-Government building on fire in Libyan capital". Reuters Africa. Reuters.

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Coordinates: 32°52′47″N 13°09′07″E / 32.8797°N 13.1520°E / 32.8797; 13.1520