Thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of London to protest against the slave trade in Libya. Exploitation of migrants and refugees in Libya received international attention after a video was surfaced online of what looked like to be men being sold at auction. The world had just witnessed modern day slavery in the north African country. CNN went to Libya to conduct an investigation to find out what was happening to the migrants and refugees. What they found was shocking—hundreds of people were being auctioned and sold for manual labour, for a price point starting at $100 USD– about £75. Thousands of Londoners took to the streets to march against the current crisis in Libya, chanting phrases like “no more slavery” and “slavery must end” as cars honked in traffic
February marks the fourth anniversary of the beginning of a bloody uprising against Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s 40-year rule. Although the UK, with US and NATO allies have spent billions of dollars helping Libyan militias overthrow, and kill Gaddafi, today the country is a failed state. Should the UK intervene to turn this around? Reporter: Hussein Abdel Fattah Sub Editor: Danae Dimitrakopoulos Diz The war that costed the UK £230-260 million back in 2011 ended with another ongoing four years of civil war, leading the oil-rich North Africa into civil war and chaos. “Concerns are growing among the international community that terror groups will take advantage of this chaos to strengthen their presence in Libya” says Jason Pack, a Libya analyst and head of Libya-analysis.com.