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Libyans abroad add their voices to protests back home

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Libyans abroad add their voices to protests back home


Across Europe Libyans have been voicing their opposition to the rule of Muammar Gaddafi. In Stockholm the Libyan embassy raised the flag of the monarchy,last seen in 1969 before the Gaddafi led coup.

In central Vienna around 200 Libyan nationals lent their support to the protesters back home:

“Gaddafi will not stop us anymore it is over,” said one man on the Stephansplatz.

Similar protests have been held in Berlin with Libyans furious by the loss of life:

“I have 13 brothers, they are all fighting there. On Saturday my father was killed in Benghazi. Killed by murderers, Africans, brought in by Gaddafi, they killed my father.”

Chants of “Gaddafi is a terrorist, Gaddafi is a criminal,” echoed around the Swiss city of Lausanne.

For those Libyans abroad there is a very real fear for the future of their loved ones and their country.

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