Sunday, February 27, 2011
Moammar Gadhafi is about to have his Ceausescu execution moment.
Zawiya, Libya (CNN) -- Anti-government protesters took to the streets Sunday in Libya's western city of Zawiya -- including former security forces who said they have switched sides and joined the opposition.
Some buildings showed signs of damage, including a freshly burnt-out police station.
At least several Libyan cities are now in the control of the opposition, including Zawiya, about 55 kilometers (35 miles) from the capital city of Tripoli.
Leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime clings to power in Tripoli after weeks of protests.
About 100,000 people have fled violence in Libya in the past week, reports suggest…
...Gadhafi's son, Saif, told CNN's Nic Robertson Sunday he was confident the regime could survive the unrest and ultimately reunite Libya.
Saif al-Islam Gadhafi -- a prominent member of the government -- added that he wanted this reunification to be accomplished without violence.
On Saturday night, the United Nations Security Council voted 15-0 on a draft resolution that includes an arms embargo, asset freeze and travel bans for Gadhafi and several of his family members and associates. The draft resolution also refers the situation unfolding in Libya to the International Criminal Court, and Gadhafi and others could face an investigation for potential war crimes.
"This resolution will be a signal (to) put an end to the fascist regime that is still in existence," said Abdurrahman Mohamed Shalgham, Libyan ambassador to the United Nations. Earlier Saturday, he renounced support for Gadhafi, calling him "a leader who loves nobody but himself."
Entire article here.