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A rally against NATO in Tripoli

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 01:55

Aug 11 - Libyans rally in Tripoli protesting NATO air strikes east of the capital, and calling for an end to air attacks. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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A rally against NATO in Tripoli. Supporters of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi take to the streets in protest against a NATO air strike on a village east of Tripoli. The government says the attack killed dozens of civilians. NATO says it hit a legitimate target. They gather at the Hungarian embassy. Hungary is the only E.U. country that has retained diplomatic representatives in Tripoli. They call on the UN to intervene. SOUNDBITE: ) Ibrahim al Majeri, Head of Doctors Union in Libya, , saying: (Arabic) "Mr. Ban Ki-moon, U.N. Secretary General, we are the families of the victims who were killed by NATO air strikes on Majar village, which killed 85 martyrs, most of them were children and women, we are appealing to you to take a firm stand against these crimes which NATO commits every day." The demonstrators hand over the letter to representatives at the Embassy to deliver to the UN. NATO forces have been mounting regular attacks on Libya. The alliance says government forces are killing civilians trying to end Gaddafi's 41-year rule. Gaddafi denies the allegations and says NATO's actions are aimed at stealing Libya's oil. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters

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A rally against NATO in Tripoli

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 01:55