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Libya: Anxiety and Hope as Revolutionaries Edge their Way to Tripoli

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

As Libya's revolutionaries edge their way towards the capital Tripoli, Libyans share their hopes and anxiety on Twitter. Here is part of the conversation being tweeted tonight.

Ghazi Gheblawi tweets:

@Gheblawi: I can't deny that apocalyptic vision of some for #Tripoli gets on my nerve and stresses me out, let's stay positive and hope it ends quickly

Volunteers at Free Libyan Army training camp in Benghazi learn how to use weapons. Image by Tomasz Grzyb, copyright Demotix (27/04/2011).

Volunteers at Free Libyan Army training camp in Benghazi learn how to use weapons. Image by Tomasz Grzyb, copyright Demotix (27/04/2011).

In a previous tweet, he notes:

@Gheblawi: Called family in #Tripoli few minutes ago, no electricity at their area, on/off since last night, dad is defiant, high spirits #Libya

ChangeInLibya adds:

@ChangeInLibya: @Gheblawi Same here, I was speaking to my mother earlier and she's extremely worried about our family members stuck in Tripoli..rabbi yester (May God have mercy)

And Armchair Arab responds:

@ArmchairArab: @Gheblawi @ChangeInLibya Most my family in Tripoli too, I've been calling them every night, they seem in high spirits.

Libya United joins the conversation with optimism.

@Libya_United: @ChangeInLibya @Gheblawi Non of my close family members left Tripoli. Be positive guys. Chaos r inevitable but I am certain it'll be quick

Nadia Maddox shares similar hopes. She tweets:


@NadiaMaddox
: @FromJoanne @Gheblawi Also have parents and other close fam in Tripoli :( hope it ends soon and not too violent.

Meanwhile, Nusaiba shares more anxiety. She tweets:

@QdiyatnaAlhuria (Ar: Our Cause is our Freedom): #Worstfeeling not knowing whats going to happen to your family and friends and not being able to be there #Tripoli #Tajoura

While Mariam Addarrat is upbeat:

@Ummustafa78: @Gheblawi @ChangeInLibya Gaddafi has always been an 11th hour negotiater, I'm hoping he'll leave just as #FF are at Tripoli gates.

And Libya TV concludes:

@libyatv: @Gheblawi it's the uncertainty, but Gaddafi will no longer be in Tripoli. GADDAFI WILL NO LONGER BE IN LIBYA. of course it is positive!!

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

2 comments

  • abdul

    Gadafi is a true king of africa coz he’s not a pupert but a revolutn leader. The man behind ‘untd states of africa’ dream? The west hate him coz of dis. Africa dont suport blindly? Wake up

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