Hundreds of Turks protest against Libya's crackdown on civilians

08:43, February 22, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Some 400 Turkish protesters rallied in front of the Libyan Consulate in Istanbul Monday evening to protest against the crackdown on protesters in the northern African country.

The protesters marched from central Taksim square to the nearby Libyan Consulate, chanting anti-Gaddafi slogans.

While the anger amongst the crowds was high, no clashes took place with the police.

Protests erupted in Libya on Feb. 16, demanding an end to the country's leader Muammar Gaddafi's 41-year rule, in an apparent attempt to emulate recent protests in neighboring Tunisia and Egypt, which forced the leaders of both countries to quit.

  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Focus On China
  • Shanghai World Expo 2010
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Museum of Agricultural Reclamation opens in Hainan
  • Bahrain cancelled F1 season-opener due to unrest
  • Submarine model placed at Times Square in HK for ocean protection
  • N China's Shanxi subsidizes farmers to fight aganist drought
  • E China's Tuna Processing Base
  • Rice transplanting in China's Yunnan
Hot Forum Dicussion