Libya protests: Rallies continue after 'Day of Rage'
18-Feb-2011 (one comment)

Large protests have continued overnight in Libya following Thursday's "Day of Rage" against the government.

Thousands came out on to the streets of the eastern city of Benghazi and activists also set up camps in al-Bayda, eyewitnesses said.

Confrontations between security forces and protesters left two dozen people dead and many wounded on Thursday, according to Human Rights Watch.

This week's protests are the first in Libya, where dissent is rarely allowed.

The BBC's Jon Leyne in Cairo says violent confrontations are reported to have spread to five cities in demonstrations so far, but not yet to Tripoli, the capital, in any large numbers.

Darius Kadivar

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