Hundreds of Turks protest against Libya's crackdown on civilians

08:43, February 22, 2011      

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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.

Source:Xinhua
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