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View Diary: Witnessing Revolution Liveblog #150 (318 comments)

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  •  THIS is the type of gov't the forces are trying to (9+ / 0-)

    overthrow....

    In Tripoli, government minders told journalists that they could not leave their hotel for their own safety, saying that in the aftermath of the United Nations vote, residents might attack or even shoot foreigners. The extent of the danger was unclear. On previous Fridays, the minders have sought to restrict foreign journalists so they could not cover demonstrations after midday prayers on the Muslim holy day.

    Journalists who have used taxi cabs to sneak away from their minders say some of their  drivers have been detained for several days or more.
    A government spokesman told journalists who inquired about the drivers that the journalists should not have put them at risk and nothing could be done.

    not so subtle threats...

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