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Libyan protesters destroy Gaddafi monument

February 18, 2011


Protesters in Libya have torn down a monument representing Col Muammar Gaddafi’s green book, a summary of his political ideology.

This amateur footage purportedly shows protesters in the city of Tobruk knocking over a statue of the “Green Book” on Thursday.

Muammar Gaddafi has ruled Libya for more than 40 years according to socialist principles set out in his “Green Book,” which bans top-down government sets out how the country should be run by committees of citizens.

Opponents of Gaddafi say they want political freedoms, respect for human rights and an end to corruption.

Protests on Thursday were organised to try to emulate uprisings in neighbouring Egypt and Tunisia which ousted

Muammar Qaddafi, the Libyan chief of state, at...

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entrenched leaders.

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