Sunday, February 20, 2011

Lybia Protests: Benghazi in Distress

Situation in Benghazi is reported as disastrous after security forces fired on a funeral procession. Hospitals in Benghazi are said to be full of bodies and many injured. The opposition controls much of the city and the security forces are in a headquarters nearby.

Protests against Muammar Gaddafi's 40 year rule this week, inspired by uprisings in neighbouring Tunisia and Egypt, were met with a fierce crackdown, but restrictions on media have made it difficult to establish the full extent of the violence. More than 84 people are reported to have been killed by now.

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