Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Protests at the Libyan consulate in Dubai: “Tell Muammar and his sons: Libya has men”

The National's Wafa Issa is down at the Libyan embassy in Dubai covering a protest that unfolded earlier this morning.

At one point, protesters entered the Libyan consulate and removed a portrait of Muammar Gaddafi from the walls, took it outside and smashed it on the ground.

The crowd grew to 80 people, some who called for the UAE Foreign Ministry to condemn violence against protestors in Libya, but quelled as the group offered prayers for their country at midday. At last report Dubai Police were allowing the protest to continue, quite a rarity in this country.

Libyan Yousef Omar, 23, a businessman from Benghazi, also took part in the protest. “The world cannot remain silent,” he said. “These human rights violations must be stopped.”

UPDATE: From Twitter, Danya B Mohammed: We TOOK OFF THE FLAG IN UAE!!! CONSULTE!! But they have locked us in!! @SultanAlQassemi @ShababLibya

1 comment:

Heather Hadden said...

It´s good to hear there are still some countries in Middle East that let people act in their own interests.

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