Gadhafi’s forces crack down on protesters

Gunmen roam streets, shooting indiscriminately at civilians

After the Libyan government’s brutal crackdown of anti-government protests over the weekend, pro-Gadhafi gunmen are roaming the deserted streets of Tripoli, with reports of gunmen opening fire on a bread line in the Fashloum district on Tuesday, killing three. Government officials sent out a text message ordering public servants and other workers back to work, but most were reportedly too afraid to go out into the streets. More uprisings have been reported in the western towns of Misurata, Sabratha and Zawiya. At least 300 people have died so far, but as reports are difficult to verify and more bodies litter the streets of Tripoli and Benghazi, the body count is expected to be much higher.

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