Libya: Death Before Liberty (Videos)

This post is part of our special coverage Libya Uprising 2011.

With an extremely dangerous and fluid situation on the ground – and spotty digital connections – people in Libya are beginning to smuggle videos and photos of the uprising against Muammar Al Gaddafi to the outside world. Here is a group of videos and photos taken from demonstrations between Friday February 18 and Monday February 21, 2011.

Man spitting on image of Muammar Al Gaddafi. Image posted by @abanidrees.

Man spitting on image of Muammar Al Gaddafi. Image posted by @abanidrees.

This video, uploaded to Youtube by TUNISIEINFOS, shows what people claim are weapons confiscated from foriegn mercenaries. TUNISIEINFOS comments that the video was taken in Benghazi:

This video, uploaded by zak198466sjune, is called ‘Friday Market Tripoli Benghazi With You':

One commenter on this video, yarajawi notes:

Chanting = Benghazi is crying tears of blood, where are the men of Souq Aljum3a. [an area of Tripoli know for tough guys, according to the title this is the location]

The chant is to encourage more demonstrators to join them. God be with Tripoli tonight it's their last stronghold and they are unleashing hell on anyone in the street.

This photo, posted by @amtphoto shows graffiti in Tripoli that translates as: “Libya is free, the mass murderer is out.”

Anti-Gaddafi graffiti posted by @amtphoto.

Anti-Gaddafi graffiti posted by @amtphoto.

WARNING: This link shows a very graphic photo of a youth protester, witnesses say was killed by a sniper.

This dark video, uploaded by Libyanym, is called ‘Tripoli, Sooq Al Jum3a Libya February 20, 2011′:

This video ‘shahat (Cyrene) free from gaddafi 2011-2-20′ has been uploaded by sdontknow79 and shows protesters celebrating in Shahat, Libya, which is 1,200 km east of Tripoli:

Another video uploaded by sdontknow79 shows protesters during the night in Tripoli:

A third from sdontknow79, this video is called ‘sniper shooting in tripoli 20-2-2011′:

This video, uploaded by abo874 has been described by the Arab Revolution site as showing protests in Misurata, 200 kilometers east of Tripoli:

This video is called ‘LIBYA: Capital Tripoli Pro-Democracy Protest Feb. 20′. It was uploaded by xgotfiveonitx:

WARNING: This very graphic video, uploaded by qwe23ir, shows what people in Twitter claim to be Libyan soldiers burnt and killed because they refused to kill protesters. The name of the video translates as ‘Martyrs Battalion Benghazi':

This post is part of our special coverage Libya Uprising 2011.

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