It was no surprise today when I returned to the Libyan embassy in Knightsbridge, security was rather tight and trying to get past the press officer to the reception wouldn’t be easy. Instead of one officer, there were ten this time and the embassy was surrounded by high barricades. Still trying to help out colleagues in New York with their visas, after two days of calling, we thought a trip down there would be worth a try. However unlike the last time, I wasn’t treated to a fancy coffee by the press officer, infact I wasn’t acknowledged.
Much has changed , since the military action in Libya. There weren’t many protesters lined up outside the embassy, did leave me wondering if some of them have just taken the next flight out to Benghazi. Obviously their spirit to fight for democracy and freedom was rife and they were very much hopeful the last time I interviewed them at the protests in London. Then again, that was ten days ago.
Well hard luck this time, but at-least I was safe and back to the office