Feb 27, 2011

Pro-Gaddafi gangs deploy in Libyan capital

Muammar Gaddafi’s embattled regime passed out guns to civilian supporters on Saturday, set up checkpoints and sent armed patrols roving the capital to try to maintain control of the Libyan strongman’s hold on the city and quash dissent as rebels consolidate control elsewhere in the strife-torn nation.
Residents of its eastern Tajoura district spread concrete blocks, large rocks and even chopped-down palm trees as makeshift barricades to prevent the SUVs filled with young men wielding automatic weapons from entering their neighborhood – a hotspot for previous protests.

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