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As Libya uprising reaches Tripoli Gaddafi vows to ‘open up the arsenals’

February 25, 2011 Comments off

guardian.co.uk

RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY An image from Libyan state television of Muammar Gaddafi during a speech to supporters in Tripoli. Photograph: AFP Photo/Libyan TV 

Libya‘s uprising reached the heart of Tripoli on Friday as anti-regime demonstrators defied a security clampdown to demand Muammar Gaddafi‘s overthrow amid hopes that key military units in the west of the country would defect.

Gunmen in cars reportedly opened fire on protesters as they streamed out of mosques after Friday prayers. Witnesses described shooting in streets near Green Square in the heart of the city.

Information remained patchy, confused and sometimes contradictory, but up to seven people were reported shot Read more…