TRIPOLI, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- A group of protesters on Saturday shut down Al-Sharara oil field in southern Libya, demanding better security and services, local media reported.
The protesters, who call themselves "Anger of Fezzan (southern Libyan region)," demanded improving security, healthcare, electricity, and employment opportunities for the people of southern Libya, according to Alwasat news website.
The demands also included rebuilding of cities and towns affected by armed conflicts, and providing liquidity for local banks in the south that lack funds.
No official statement has been released on the closure of the of field so far.
Al-Sharara, located some 750 km southwest of the capital Tripoli, is the largest oil field in Libya. It produces 270,000 barrels of oil per day, more than a quarter of Libya's daily oil production.
The field has been attacked by militants several times, and was once shut down by protesters.