Al Jazeera: At least 15 killed by Libyan security at funeral for protesters yesterday, more today

The party needs to end between Western governments and Gadaffi. He’s always been a thug and always will be a thug. Forget the oil contracts and let’s face the fact that he’s another murderer who needs to be isolated. Unfortunately, much like Wall Street, Big Oil also enjoys protected status so Western leaders will struggle to find a backbone. The death toll is now over 100 in Libya since the protests started less than one week ago.

Libyan security forces have reportedly opened fire at a funeral in the eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least 15 people and injuring scores more as protests against Muammar Gaddafi, the country’s long-time ruler, continued.

The victims on Saturday were mourning the loss of protesters who had been killed during anti-government demonstrations in the city during the past week, witnesses said, bringing the death toll to more than 100 in six days of unrest, according to opposition groups.

Today the death count went up again. New estimates report at least 200 dead.


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