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Unrest in Libya
Transcript of Unrest in Libya
The United Nations Security Council has passed a resolution freezing the assets of Gaddafi and 10 members of his inner circle. Behind all of this is a strong message demanding that he step down immediately. Until then the protests will continue, and with that the
violence will spread. On February 15th protests broke out in the major cities of Libya. People flooded the streets by the thousands demanding that Gaddafi step down. Nobody expected what was yet to come. The peaceful protests were interrupted by a terrible bombardment of missiles, an attack by Gaddafi's forces. This was the first of many retaliation efforts that followed. Most nations have strongly condemned Gaddafi's use of force against civilians. Canada, the United States, Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Jordan, and Russia have all imposed sanctions on Gaddafi, many including travel bans on the longtime leader, members of his family, and top officials in his government.
The people of Libya want Gaddafi out. They have put up with restrictions and limitations for much too long. I hope that his reign will not last a 44th year. No matter how long it takes, I have no doubt that the people will not give up. They will attain their much deserved rights and in doing so will gain their independence. International Reaction The man in power
Freedom of Speech : The right to speak freely without censorship or limitations.
Freedom of Press : The freedom of communication and expression through published public materials.
Freedom of Assembly : The individual right to come together and collectively express, promote, pursue and defend common interests.
Freedom of Religion : The principle that supports the freedom of an individual to manifest religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance. Libya's oppressive and brutal government restricts many freedoms and rights, they include: