Friday, February 18, 2011

Libyan protesters are on the track of Egyptian people

A large number of demonstrators have prolonged during the night in Libya following Thursday's "Day of Rage" against the government.
According to the eyewitness, a large crowed of the people have come out to the streets of the eastern city of Benghazi and protestors have also established camps in al-Bayda.
The Human Rights Watch has reported, that more than 20 people have been killed and various injured during the clash between protestors and the security forces. This is the first time in Libya when dissent has been solely allowed. Up till now the protest is reported from the five cities but there has not been big demonstrations reported in Tripoli the capital of Libya. The funerals of some of those died are expected to be held on Friday in Benghazi and al-Bayda which can provoke more protests against the government.
The protests in favor of democracy widespread throughout many Arab nations, with the Presidents of Tunisia and Egypt enforced from government among uprising disorder.
Campaigners supporting Qaddafi government have also been out on the streets in Tripoli. They screamed slogans in favor of Libya's leader, Muammar Gaddafi. They shouted we are protecting Gaddafi and the revolution!" and "The revolution continues!" Others pitched insults at foreign media. Col Gaddafi for a short time called the square early on Friday, according to images aired by state TV.
The protestors utilized social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter to participate for the "Day of Rage". One witness, a woman in Benghazi who participate the protests told that she saw thousands of people associated in the demonstrations. She saw the police were firing with their guns into the air and directly on the protestors as well.
Col Gaddafi is the longest president of Libya in Arab world's, having ruled since a coup in 1969.
Presently Middle East is in the grip of a series of protests starting from Tunisia over unemployment, rising prices of food commodities, bribery and oppressive leaderships. Protests in Egypt have been ended over the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.
In recent days the anti-government demonstrations have also been started in Yemen, Bahrain, and Iran.

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