Protests Reach Tripoli As Muammar al-Qaddafi Reported Fleeing to Venezuela
Various reports come from Libya as the protests continue in this north African country, some of them going as far as to say that colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi has already fled the country along with his wife or his daughter, while the son Seif al-Islam Qaddafi was wounded in a gunfire while leading an attempt to quiet the demonstrations.
Gunshots were heard in Tripoli, teargas was fired and governmental buildings have been reported burnt to the ground.
Others rumors say that Qaddafi, who has been president of Libya for 41 years, fled over the weekend to Venezuela. Conversely, a Saudi Arabian journal said that the Qaddafi family would rather “die on Libyan soil.”
Seif al-Islam was appointed by his father as General Coordinator in 2009 and had warned that there would be rivers of blood if the people continued protesting.
Seif has a PhD in economics at the London School of Economics, and activated as a human rights advocate, being seen as a moderate.
Seif’s brothers Khamis and Saadi are reported to have been dispatched to eastern city of Benghazi, where all started, to appease the city after days of protest and a very brutal crackdown on it.
Western power manifest extreme concern over the results of the Libyan unrest, especially over the possibility that the regime may use a disproportionate amount of force against their own nation.11