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Libya Protests: Anti-Government Demonstrations Spread

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  1. Askari Kanzu

    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    02/16/11 03:08 AM

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    TRIPOLI, Libya - Hundreds of Libyan protesters took to the streets Wednesday in the country's second largest city to demand the government's ouster in the first sign that the region's unrest has spread to the Arab nation in North Africa.

    Witnesses say protesters in the port city of Benghazi chanted slogans demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi. The crowds, however, did not appear to direct their anger at Moammar Gadhafi, who has ruled the nation for more than 40 years.

    As in the uprisings that toppled longtime autocratic rulers in Egypt and Tunisia – on opposite sides of Libya – Libyan activists are using social networking websites like Facebook to call for a day of protests on Thursday.

    Libya's official news agency did not carry any word of Wednesday's anti-government protests. It reported only that supporters of Gadhafi were demonstrating in the capital, Tripoli, and in Benghazi and other cities.

    On Monday, several opposition groups in exile called for the overthrow of Gadhafi and for a peaceful transition of power in Libya.

    "Col. Gadhafi and all his family members should relinquish powers,"
    the groups said in a statement.

    Gadhafi came to power 1969 through a military coup and since then he has been ruling the country with no parliament or constitution. Although Gadhafi claims he is only a revolutionary leader with no official status, he holds absolute power.

    The opposition groups say that in practice he has direct control of the country's politics and its military and security forces.

     
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  2. cartura

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    Kweli waarabu sasa wameamka; lakini mbona wanazungukazunguka tu kwa kutaka Waziri Mkuu ajiuzulu badala kudeal na Ghadafi moja kwa moja? amekaa madarakani for too long
     
  3. MadameX

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    atleast they are trying na sisi hapa je?
     
  4. Kagemro

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    am telling you,Gadafi akiondoka my son anafuata.leo tena wameandamana.
     
  5. Askari Kanzu

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    sijui kama watz tunaweza kudiriki kufanya kama wenzetu wafanyavyo. inabidi tujiulize uwoga huu chanzo chake ni nini?
     
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    Nimekutana na hii press release kwenye mtandao. Ina maana kesho waLibya wataandamana London. Ghadafi imekula kwake!

    Press Release Thursday 10th February 2011

    PROTEST

    Thursday 17th February 2011

    Libyan Embassy - London

    The movement of Intifada sweeping across North African Countries is heading to Libya and on February 17th Protests have been organised by the Libyan people in Tripoli and Benghazi. Only the Libyan People can liberate themselves from 42 years of Dictatorship which has oppressed them, stolen from them, disrespected them and destroyed the infrastructure of their country and the purpose of their lives. And the people are ready for change and ready to take their destiny into their own hands.

    The 17th February is a significant date of sorrow for the Libyan People.

    In 1987 the Dictator Gaddafi publicly executed young Libyan Oppositionist by hanging them, then played and replayed their executions on National Television to intimidate the oppsotion, leaving the bodies of the young students to rot on the gallows for days.

    In 2006 it was the date that 18 protestors were murdered and 700 arrested during peaceful Protests around the Country organised in remembrance of the executed students. Gaddafi’s Regime smashed the protests with an iron fist.

    In 2011 it may prove to be the beginning of the end of the Oppressive Regime in Libya and the 17th February could be transformed into a day of celebration as an anniversary of Libya’s Liberation.

    To mark the occasion, the British Libyan Solidarity Campaign, along with many other Opposition Groups, will be Protesting outside the Libyan Embassy, Kensington, London in Solidarity with those prepared to put their lives on the line inside Libya. In Tripoli Gaddafi has his local Revolutionary Committee -Laina thawriyya- organising a counter protest with the intention of intimidating, bullying and maybe attacking those brave enough to take to the streets.

    Even the London protest has his attention and he has orchestrated 200 Libyan Students who are in the UK studying on grants from the Regime, so have little choice but to obey orders, to come to Kensington to Counter our Demonstration. We will not be intimidated, we will not keep away, we may be attacked but we know we have the security of living in a Free Democracy and we will be protected by the Police and the Press will be able to report any attack. Our Brothers and Sisters have no such security. So we in the West have to be the ears and eyes listening and watching and reporting to the Free World for the Libyan people when Gaddafi’s regime tried to crush them.

    The free press index ranks Libya 160th out of 178 nations monitored so we know that the likelihood of any uprising being reported inside Libya is impossible. Gaddafi even closed down You Tube when the families of the massacred 1,200 men from Abu Saleem Prison began to post films about their struggle for Justice on the site. His security forces attempt to control the internet and hack into the Opposition sites and shut them down too, but they are fighting a loosing battle, they can not control modern communications like they controlled TV, Press and radio. This is generation without restrictions on information and we see how it is changing the world.

    We call on the British Government to take a hard line when Gaddafi oppresses the protestors – we do not want any quibbling – we want definite statements from the Prime Minister that there will be no tolerance to work with Regimes that murder, torture and imprison without trial their own citizens. We want the MOU between UK and Libya dissolved and we want to see the end of Trade and co-operation until Human Rights are restored.

    We will be the ears and eyes to watch over and offer protection to those in Libya!

    We are calling on everyone who cares about Human Rights and Civil Liberties to come and join us on the 17th February. Now is the moment, history is in the making, LIBYA WILL BE FREE!

    Lucinda Lavelle

    PROTEST

    Thursday 17th February 2011

     
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  7. Edward Teller

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    wanatakiwa wamtoe gadafi haraka sana mana mi sioni kama anatofauti na ma-dikteta wengine wa africa
     
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    They are just wasting their time. The man will leave when he wants to. Demonstrations will not move him an inch.
     
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    Nadhan Tanzania tunahesabia masaa tuu!....
     
  10. Askari Kanzu

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    Shakazulu hilo jina lako limekaa kidikteta-dikteta. Ndio maana hata wangoni walikung'atuka:)
     
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    its time for Ghadafi to go, ruling the country for 42 years after pioneering coup, he must go out
     
  12. Askari Kanzu

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    Kazi ngumu lakini angalau jamaa wanajaribu!

     
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    Middle East protests - live updates

    • Bahrain: demonstrations continue at Pearl roundabout
    • Yemen: protests broken up by pro-government supporters
    • Iran: students and academics arrested at protest
    • Egypt: protesters plan return to Tahrir Square
    • Libya: clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi
    • Read the latest summary


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    Bahraini protesters wave their national flag and chant slogans as they gather at Manama's Pearl roundabout today. Photograph: Phil Weymouth/AFP/Getty Images

    10.14pm GMT - Iraq: It seems the "Arab spring" has even reached Iraq, where protesters against the government fought with police in the city of Kut, leading to three people being killed and dozens injured. Protesters chanted their displeasure at Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki and his government, while making demands for improved services
     
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    Four killed in Libya clashes

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    AFP – Pro-government supporters hold portraits of Moamer Kadhafi during a gathering in Tripoli to show support …

    NICOSIA (AFP) – At least four people have been killed in clashes at demonstrations against the regime of Colonel Moamer Kadhafi, opposition websites and Libyan NGOs based overseas reported Thursday.

    The clashes occured on Wednesday in the eastern Libyan town of Al-Baida.

    "Internal security forces and militias of the Revolutionary Committees used live ammunition to disperse a peaceful demonstration by the youth of Al-Baida," leaving "at least four dead and several injured," according to Libya Watch, a London-based human rights group.

    Opposition websites, including Libya Al-Youm, also based in London, similarly reported at least four protesters were killed by live ammunition.

    Source:
     
  16. Utingo

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    au inawezekana ni njama za ghadafi kumwondoa kwa aibu PM?
     
  17. TUKUTUKU

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    Huu upepo utawamaliza madickector wate wa Afrika na mashariki ya kati!Madickector jiandaeni,siku zenu zinahesabika!!
     
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    Naona sisi waafrica tulioko kusini mwa jangwa la Sahara bado ni waoga. Kwa hiyo madikteta wetu wataendelea kupeta!
     
  19. Mallaba

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    usijali upepo unavuna kutoka Kaskasini kuelekea kusini
    hivyo kwetu bado kidogo haujafiaka
    Trust me, upepo ukifika kusini hakuna kiongozi atakayehimili hiyo nguvu ya wananchi.
    Hujaona Jana PM alivyokuwa anawabembeleza wananchi na vyombo vya upinzani?
    wanadhania kuwa amani ni bora zaidi ya njaa na matatizo ya wananchi waliyonayo?
     
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    Hata Misri wananchi walipoanza kuandamana , ninyi mlisema hivyo hivyo..what hapeenede? where is Mubarak?
    Hata TZ tutakapoanza hiyo ttarehe 19 najua ninyi ndio mtakao sema kuwa tunapoteza mda tu
    lakini faida ninyi ndio wa kwanza kabisa kufaidika
     
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