Libya protests: Gaddafi speaks to supporters at Tripoli Green Square (Video)

By on Feb 26, 2011 in Africa, Current Events, International, Politics Comments

Updated: March 18, 2011 10:51 p.m.

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As Libya protests continue, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi spoke to his supporters on Friday, February 25, at the Green Square in Tripoli, the country’s capital, as shown in the video below.

Muammar Gaddafi speaks to supporters
Photo credit: AlJazeera English/YouTube

Gaddafi, apparently was shown live on Libyan state TV, as he speaks in front of his crowd of supporters, with an Englishtranslattion provided and was uploaded at YouTube by AlJazeera English.

Below is an excerpt of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi‘s speech, as noted at AlJazeera English.

“An answer to the agents, a reply to the liars. A reply to the mass media of lies – the mass media – the mass lies. This is the great people of Libya.

You are the fruit of the revolution. You are the enthusiastic youth of the revolution. You see pride and dignity in the revolution. You see history and glory in revolution – it is the jihad of the heroes. It is the revolution that gave birth to Omar Al Mukhtar. It is the revolution that we set up memorials [to].

I am among the public; we will continue to fight, we will defeat them. We will die here on the dear soil of Libya. We will defeat any foreign attempts – as we defeated the former Italian imperialism.”

Meanwhile, foreigners were said to be starting to leave Libya including some of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) from the Philippines, while some countries like France, Italy, Turkey, China, and South Korea have reportedly have sent ships and planes to fetch their nationals.

On the other hand, Guardian reported that UK has allegedly paid bribes to some Libyan officials to free their nationals in Libya, but the same report said that the Foreign Office in UK have strongly denied the claim.

Also in the latest report at AlJazeera English, the UN Human Rights Council was said to have has a special meeting and planning to take actions against Libya, related to the alleged abuses against the anti-Gaddafi protesters.

Earlier on Sunday, Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam also spoke in Libyan state TV and warned that the uprising in the country may lead to a civil war.

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