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Tobruk finds its feet

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Tobruk finds its feet


In Tobruk, life has slowly begun to assume its new character.

Protestors are on the streets again, but this time, not in anger. It is a demonstration of solidarity with the capital, Tripoli, which is still under the control of Colonel Gaddafi.

“The aim of the committee is to guarantee the smooth and prompt organisation of society.

There are five people in charge and it is their job to establish contact between towns, the army, the courts and younger generation, to set up a network of local councils for regional organisation. We need get things sorted out and lend our support to Tripoli until its liberation. We are prepared for anything, we will even sacrifice our lives for the liberation of Libya. The protests will continue.” said Nassib al Hobbani, a member of the newly-formed Tobruk Council.

Libya’s wave of revolt began to build in the east.

Muammar Gaddafi’s word is no longer law in Tobruk and the people could not be happier.

The recovery and rejuvenation is progressing so well that the city is in a position to despatch medical teams and supplies to Benghazi and even Tripoli.

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