Friday, February 25, 2011

Gaddafi Fights to Hang On Power

conlict map in libya 25-2-2011
Anti-government protesters in Tripoli have come under heavy gunfire after attempting in Tripoli.
They were shot at by the security forces and militias loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi. This happened as people emerged from mosques following Friday prayers.

There are reports of deaths and injuries, but no reliable information about casualties.

Meanwhile, Libyan TV has shown pictures of Colonel Gaddafi addressing a large crowd in Tripoli's Green Square.

As his supporters waved green flags, the symbol of Col Gaddafi's rule, he said: "Life without dignity has no value, life without green flags has no value. Sing, dance and prepare yourselves."

Earlier, state TV said the government would give each family $400 to cover increased food costs, while some public sector workers would receive a pay rise of 150%.

In Geneva, the UN Human Rights Council met in special session for the first time to discuss the crisis in Libya.

Protests began 10 days ago demanding Col Muammar Gaddafi to step down accusing him of dictatorship and corruption. He has been in power since 1969

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