Gaddafi's son says 84 protestors killed in Libya: TV

09:06, February 21, 2011      

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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son Seif al-Islam said in a televised address early Monday that 84 protestors died in Libya, not 250 deaths as what has been reported before, according to Doha-based Al-Jazeera.

He said that protestors attacked the road-blocks in Banghazi because they were angry. Dozens of protestors were arrested, including some campaigners.

Seif al-Islam said the interest of the country has been destroyed. it was a plot against Libya, as foreign elements were present in the country.

He said that the army and the police did not prepare to attack people.

He said that Libya is different from Tunisia or Egypt. Any separation will make the country fall back to the situation 60 or 70 years ago. The clashes may cause civil wars in Libya.

"What's happening in Libya is very dangerous," he said. "How will Libya feed its people if the country fall apart?"

Seif al-Islam said that the country is composed of tribes and clans, and oil is the only source that keep the country united.

He also denied the use of mercenaries, saying the reports about this were not true.

Source: Xinhua

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