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Anti-Gaddafi demonstrations held outside Libya

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Anti-Gaddafi demonstrations held outside Libya


The demonstrations demanding a change of rule in Libya have not just taken place inside the country.

In Geneva, hundreds of Libyan expats gathered in front of the UN’s headquarters in the city.

‘Gaddafi it is your turn and we will not do a U-turn’, was just one of message written in French to the man who has ruled Libya for more than 40 years.

In Washington a similar rally was held in front of the White House. Some protesters believe once they can get rid of Gaddafi, a more democratic government would fill the void.

Demonstrator Abdelmalik Issa said:’‘One step at a time. Right now we just want to topple this regime that’s been sitting on our necks for 42 years. And after that, we’ll figure something. There’s enough intellect and experience you know for people to take over.’‘

The White House has condemned the violence in Libya and urged restraint.

Many of the demonstrators, however, have called on the Obama administration to do more and acknowledge the need for Gaddafi to step down.

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