Saturday, February 19, 2011

Libya and Yemen Try to Suppress Protests

84 dead in Libya, Yemen who knows.
Now that damn near every Muslim country in the world is in turmoil, we are stating to see this here.
The Hand Basket to hell is not big enough anymore.

The New York Times
Cities across northern Africa and the Middle East teetered on a knife’s edge on Saturday as shaken governments in Libya and Yemen made new moves to stifle waves of uprisings.

In Libya, where days of demonstrations have challenged the 41-year rule of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, new protests continued to flare even as the government continued a violent crackdown against the opposition. Libya also moved to shut off Internet access, mirroring a tactic used by Egyptian authorities to thwart an upheaval that eventually led to the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

Antigovernment marches in the impoverished nation of Yemen took a violent turn as pro-government supporters dressed in civilian clothes opened fire on a group opposing President Ali Abdullah Saleh, wounding at least four people. And hundreds of police in Algeria’s capital used clubs to overwhelm a small group of antigovernment demonstrators, according to news reports.

The New York-based group Human Rights Watch said that the death toll in Libya after three days of government crackdowns against protesters had risen to 84, and news reports said that bodies were continuing to flow into the country’s hospitals and morgues.

Libyan authorities appeared to cut off Internet service overnight, further obscuring the view into one of the region’s most isolated nations.

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