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'Day of rage' planned in Libya kumuondoa Gadafi

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by Fredrick Sanga, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Fredrick Sanga

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    Online activists have called for countrywide protests on Thursday, seeking an end to Muammar Gaddafi's long rule.

    Protesters in Libya are set to take to the streets for a "day of rage," inspired by uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.
    Libya has been tightly controlled for over 40 years by Muammar Gaddafi, who is now Africa's longest-serving leader. And rights groups warned of a possible crackdown by security forces on Thursday's planned protests.
    According to reports on Twitter, the microblogging site, Libya's regime is sending text messages to people warning them that live bullets will be fired if they join today's protests.
    Thursday is the anniversary of clashes that took place on February 17, 2006, in the country's second largest city of Benghazi when security forces killed several protesters who were attacking the city's Italian consulate.
    At least two people were killed in clashes between Libyan security forces and demonstrators on Wednesday, in the town of al-Baida, east of Benghazi.
    The victims' names were: Khaled ElNaji Khanfar and Ahmad Shoushaniya.