Friday, February 18, 2011

Dozens killed including a 13 year old boy in Libya’s rage

Two exile groups told Reuters news agency that al-Bayda was now "out of the control of the Gaddafi regime". It has been impossible for the BBC to verify this information on the ground. Large public protests are rare in Libya, where dissent is seldom allowed by long-serving leader Col Muammar Gaddafi. Pro-democracy protests have been sweeping through several Arab nations, with the presidents of Tunisia and Egypt forced from power amid growing unrest. On Friday, thousands of people took to the streets of Benghazi for the second day, with many gathering outside the courthouse in the port city, witnesses say.Some demonstrators were calling for change, while others said they only wanted more freedoms. Three people were killed in the clashes with the police in el-Kish and a dozen others elsewhere, the witnesses say. Read more…


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