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Italians react to Gaddafi's death

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 01:06

Oct.21 - Gaddafi's death is graphically portrayed in the Italian media but some feel he deserved a more humane end. Lily Grimes reports.

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WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES OF GADDAFI BODY Celebrations on the streets of the Libyan capital as news breaks of the capture and death of Muammar Gaddafi. But in Italy there are mixed feelings about his demise. Libya is a former Italian colony and the autocrat was an ally of President Silvio Berlusconi. Some thought he deserved a more humane end. (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) ROME RESIDENT SAYING: "He was a human being, we need to show respect for human beings." (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) ROME RESIDENT PIERGIORGIO BRINI SAYING: "It is never a positive thing if someone dies but he was a dictator who ruled for 40 years the story of his country, putting all under his subjugation - he had finished his days." The United Nations has called for an enquiry into the circumstances of his death. Lily Grimes, Reuters

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Italians react to Gaddafi's death

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 01:06