You are in the #233rd Witness Revolution diary, bearing witness to pro-democracy movements in North Africa, the Middle East and beyond. This is a special edition to cover the unfolding events in Tripoli, the last stand against the Gaddafi Forces. (see links to previous diaries for this event at the bottom of the diary.)
Twitter tags #feb17 #libya #tripoli #mermaiddawn
@taimur_ly تيمور عبد العزيز
Benghazi taught us courage, Misrata resistance, Nafousa determination, Zawiya perseverance, Tripoli patience. This is Libya @tripolicouncil
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Good reporting sources:
Al Jazeera English live TV
Al Jazeera English liveblog
Guardian Middle East liveblog
Feb17.info news aggregator and local reporting (live video feed), excellent resources such as maps and reliable Twitter streams to follow
BBC live coverage (video and text)
A Vision of a Democratic Libya - the guiding document of the revolution
Follow on Twitter:
Feb 17 voices
Al Jazeera English
Sultan Al Qassemi
(h/t amk for obama)
2257 He says people are in the streets sharing cakes and drinks and hugging each other. "People were very hungry for freedom and tonight, everyone is getting a piece of this freedom."
2256 Abdul Hakim, a Tripoli resident, is speaking to the BBC from amid celebratory gunfire in the city. "We are going to establish the new country, we are going to go forward and not look back. We are going to build a new country and have good relationships with all the international community around the world."
Map of neighborhoods in Tripoli (click on image for larger version):
map of West Libya, towns surrounding Tripoli (click on image for larger version):
(h/t Oujdi) This interactive google map is more up to date
View Larger Map again, I can't get google map embed to work here
(h/t bumblebums) I can't get the embed to work
there's an interactive Google map of Tripoli indicating where fighting has broken out.
This is the best map we've seen of Libya and what's happened where.
@IbnOmar2005 Ibn Omar
UPDATES FROM THIS POINT ON most recent on top (also in comments):
AJE now reporting it's confirmed that ...
A blog post from a Libyan on Al Jazeera that I
If a picture speaks a thousand words, then this video about the early days of the Libyan Revolution speaks millions. Not only does it clearly show that the Revolution was initially peaceful, but also that it was an uprising that took place in basically every major town and city in Libya.
Links to previous Tripoli Battle diaries:
The Battle for Tripoli Part II
Breaking: The Battle For Tripoli Has Begun. W/ Updates. "All Hell Has Broken Out in Tripoli."
Witnessing Revolution #227: Battle of Tripoli or #MermaidDawn
Witnessing Revolution Diary #228: Battle of Tripoli continues
Witnessing Revolution Live Blog #229 - Libya