Witness describes scene in Tripoli
Demo in Valletta planned
Adel Fituris, a Libyan man who lives in Malta with his family, described the scene in Libya to anti-Gaddafi protesters yesterday after returning to Libya on Tuesday.
He said that mercenaries in Tripoli were shooting people at random. He insisted it was not Libyans shooting at Libyans.
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Meanwhile, after three days of protests outside the Libyan embassy, the anti-Gaddafi protesters said they are planning a big demonstration in Valletta on Saturday. They called on the Maltese to join them in an expression of solidarity and condemnation of the violence in Libya.
One young PhD holder said the Maltese should stop being afraid of Col Gaddafi and not fear an influx of illegal immigration if he fell .
"If Libya becomes democratic, like Egypt and Tunisia, we can turn North Africa into a very prosperous region . We have so many resources, everyone will be happy. I think if Gaddafi falls, we can have immigration into Libya not out of it . Why would people continue leaving Libya to go to Europe where there is financial turmoil when they can stay and rebuild a developing country full of opportunities?”