‘Muammar! Muammar!’ Pro-Gaddafi demonstration in Benghazi dispersed with rocks, gunfire
“Only God, Muammar and Libya!” chanted members of a small group, holding old Libyan flags in remembrance of the longtime autocrat, who was toppled and murdered, following a Western-backed uprising and NATO led military intervention in 2011.
The rare public protest attracted the ire of residents and paramilitaries of the country’s second-biggest city, which has been the flashpoint of fighting between Islamists and the embattled government since last year. As the onlookers began to attack the picket, the demonstrators scattered, with no confirmed reports of injuries.