Monday, February 21, 2011

Gaddafi flees Tripoli - Libyan parliament set ablaze

UK Daily Mail: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is believed to have fled the capital Tripoli after anti-government demonstrators breached the state television building and set government property alight.
Protesters appear to have gained a foothold in Tripoli as banks and government buildings were looted while demonstrators have claimed they have taken control of the second city Benghazi.
It is thought up to 400 people may have died in the unrest with dozens more reported killed in Tripoli overnight as protests reached the capital for the first time and army units were said to have defected to the opposition. [MORE]
Despite all the tough talk from Gaddafi's son and the heavy handed violence from the Libyan government, Libya looks like it will be the next Middle East nation to chuck its dictator.

Given how protesters in Libya refused to back down in face of all the violence, Iran's leaders must be feeling pretty scared right now.

Via: Memeorandum

1 comment:

Mr. Mcgranor said...

What direction will all this take? I do not want to see a westernized Mid-east.

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