Protests Erupt in Libya, Continue in Region

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

As protests continue to spread in the Middle East, new reports from Libya indicate the beginnings of an uprising in that country.

Demonstrators are rallying against the government of Moammar Gadhafi, who has been in power for more than four decades. The BBC reported that hundreds of protestors and security forces fought in one of Libya's largest cities, Benghazi, on Wednesday.

This week, renewed protests erupted in Yemen and Jordan, and demonstrators also took to the streets in Iran and Bahrain, according to The Associated Press. Demonstrations also appeared to be ramping up in Bahrain. The AP reported that thousands of people continued to protest for a second day, despite government concessions, including a pay raise for state workers.


More in:

The WQXR e-newsletter. Show highlights, links to music news, on-demand concerts, events from The Greene Space and more.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.

Follow WQXR