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Anti-government protests spread to Libya

02-16-2011 18:25 BJT

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Several hundred people have clashed overnight with police and government supporters in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. Protesters are demanding the government to resign.

Protesters in the port city of Benghazi chanted slogans demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi. But the crowds did not appear to direct their anger at Moammar Gadhafi, who has ruled the nation for over 40 years. Libya's official news agency did not carry any word of Wednesday's anti-government protests. But it reported that supporters of Gadhafi were demonstrating in the capital, Tripoli, and in Benghazi and other cities. Hundreds of alleged members of the group have been freed from jail after it renounced violence last year.

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CNTV.CN

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