Libya: Protests ‘rock city of Benghazi’

February 16, 2011 06:26

There are reports of violent protests in the Libyan city of Benghazi, said to have followed the arrest of a government critic, amid ongoing Middle East unrest.

BBC News


Eyewitnesses told the BBC the overnight unrest followed the arrest of an outspoken critic of the government.

The lawyer was later said to have been released but the protests continued.

Pro-democracy protests have swept through several Arab countries in recent weeks, forcing the leaders of Tunisia and Egypt from power.

A call has been put out on the internet for protests across Libya on Thursday.


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