Government supporters have been out the streets of the Libyan capital in defiant mood, waving pictures in allegiance to Colonel Gaddafi.
Meanwhile his latest pronouncements have been made on state television through a spokesman, a clear warning against military intervention in Libya.
“The Security Council is not authorised according to the UN charter, to intervene in the internal affairs of any country. This is injustice. It’s a clear aggression and it’s uncalculated risk for its consequences in the Mediterranean and Europe. You will regret it if you take a step towards intervening in our internal affairs”