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February 16, 2011 1:26 pm

‘Jasmine Revolution’ Spreads to Libya

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Libyan ruler Muammar Ghaddafi.

AP – Egypt-inspired unrest spread against Libya’s longtime rulerMoammar Gadhafi on Wednesday, with riot police clashing with protesters in the second-largest city of Benghazi and marchers setting fire to security headquarters and a police station in the city of Zentan, witnesses said.

Gadhafi’s government sought to allay further unrest by proposing the doubling of government employees’ salaries and releasing 110 suspected Islamic militants who oppose him — tactics similar to those used by other Arab regimes in the recent wave of protests.

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