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Benghazi defiant in face of negative reports

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Benghazi defiant in face of negative reports

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The people in Benghazi have a reputation for opposing the government of Muammar Gaddafi – and they are staying true to that image.

On Wednesday they took to the streets in support of civil liberty. The march came amid reports suggesting the government rebels are coming under intense pressure from Gaddafis’ troops to the West.

In Tobruk the roads leading to Egypt in the east are choked with traffic. Libya is riven by claim and counter-claim – but the people in Tobruk are taking no chances.

Opposition fighters are checking vehicles to make sure government troops do not try to infiltrate the town.