Libya: protests in Tripoli, clashes over oil compound

Police fired tear gas to disperse crowds of protesters demanding the ouster of Libyan strongman Moammar Qaddafi in Tripoli’s eastern Tajoura neighbourhood after Friday prayers March 4. In another section of the capital, near the landmark Green Square, a group of anti-regime protesters came to blows with loyalists. (Middle East Online, March 4) Fierce armed clashes between regime loyalists and rebels left “many dead and wounded” at an oil compound in Raslanuf, a doctor at a hospital in rebel-held eastern Libya said. (Middle East Online, March 4)

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