According to the economist, Tripoli may become "an important hub for air transport in Africa, Maghreb, Middle East and Europe, just as the case now of the UAE." Zaptieh
mentioned that there are still many unexploited areas which have a growth potential as they are considered attractive investment opportunities for Western companies.
A police officer and a zaptieh were present there when the Bishop addressed the crowd from a balcony.
"While the British soldiers and zaptiehs are killing our brethren and innocent schoolboys who are unarmed in other towns, must we leave them here untouched?" they asked.