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Libyan protesters prepare for "day of anger"

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Libyan protesters prepare for "day of anger"


Protesters in Libya have once again taken to the streets on Thursday for what is called a “day of anger” against the government.

But in the wake of reported clashes with security forces in the city of Benghazi on Wednesday, there are fears of a possible crackdown by the authorities. A video posted on YouTube purports to show demonstrators in Al Bayda. People could be heard shouting: “down with the regime.”

Opposition groups say several people were killed during demonstrations in Libya yesterday.

More than 100 members of a banned Islamist militant group were freed from a jail near Tripoli. It is not clear whether there is a connection with the unrest.

The authorities have played down the importance of the protests. Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi did not mention the troubles in a speech last night, but he did say that “revolutionaries” would prevail.

State TV broadcast pictures of pro-government demonstrations, said to have taken place in several Libyan cities.

Revolutionary committees – described as the backbone of the regime – have warned that they will not allow the people’s gains to be “pillaged”, threatening security and the country’s stability.

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