Saturday, February 19, 2011

Anti-Gaddafi Protesters Seize Libyan City

Pro-democracy protesters have reportedly taken control over the eastern Libyan city of al-Baida as anti-Gaddafi regime rallies escalate across the North African country.

Two Libyan exile groups say the takeover came after some local police joined the protesters. Clashes are reportedly under way as government militias have been deployed to the area following the incident to re-take the city.

Libyans have taken to the streets across the country on what they call the "day of anger." The protesters want an end to the long rule of Muammar Gaddafi.'


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