Democracy Now: Anti-Gaddafi Forces Close in on Tripoli


Fears of a humanitarian crisis in Libya are growing amidst escalating violence between rebels and forces loyal to the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Anti-government groups have seized control of more areas as they close in on the capital of Tripoli. On Sunday, protesters claimed the town of Zawiyah just 30 miles from the capital. As residents celebrated, one demonstrator called for Gaddafi’s prosecution for ordering attacks on protesters.
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi: “It’s time for him to be in (front of) justice. We need justice. Because people has been killed. Several people. Can you imagine somebody open his chest to pick up bullets? And the coward, he shoot the guy and that’s my nephew and he is [dead] there.”

~ by wheresthemic on February 28, 2011.

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