A demonstrator spits at a picture of Libya's Muammar Gaddafi during protests outside the Libyan Embassy in London February 20, 2011. Libyans protesting against Muammar Gaddafi's rule appeared to control the streets of Benghazi on Sunday despite the security forces killing dozens in the bloodiest of multiple revolts now rocking the Arab world. (Reuters Pictures)So has Libya condemned itself yet on the UN Human Rights Council, seeing how it's a sitting member?(FOX News) The son of Libya's leader Moammar Qaddafi is blaming external forces for violence as thousands of protestors clash with Qaddafi supporters in central Tripoli Sunday.There are also rumors that Qaddafi may have fled the country. (h/t: Winds Of Jihad)
Seif Al-Islam Qaddafi admits on Libya's state television that the country's army and police did make mistakes dealing with protesters and that the country is running the risk of plunging into civil war. He claimed that there is a plot to break Libya into small Islamic states.
He proclaimed that his father remained in charge with the army's backing.
"The armed forces are with him. Tens of thousands are heading here to be with him. We will fight until the last man, the last woman, the last bullet," he said in a rambling and sometimes confused speech of nearly 40 minutes.
A human rights watch group says more than 230 people have been killed since protests began, according to Reuters. Qaddafi's son denies hundreds have been killed.
LIBYA'S ambassador to China, Hussein Sadiq al Musrati, says Muammar Gaddafi may have left Libya.
Al Jazeera says Libya's ambassador to China, Hussein Sadiq al Musrati, resigned on air with Al Jazeera Arabic.
He reportedly called on the army to intervene, and has called all diplomatic staff to resign, the site said.
He said a gunfight between Mr Gaddafi's sons occurred and also claimed that Mr Gaddafi may have left Libya.
Al Jazeera has no confirmation of these claims.
February 21, 2011One of the sons of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi has warned the country risks burning its oil wealth if it descends into civil war.
In a TV address, Seif al-Islam Qadhafi admitted protesters have seized control of some military bases, weapons and tanks.
He vowed the government would fight the popular revolt to "the last man standing" while at the same time promising dialogue on reforms and wage raises.
His comments came as protests that are the most serious threat to Qaddafi's more than 40-years of rule spread from the east to the capital, Tripoli.
Gunfire rang out in the night in the Libyan capital and police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators, some of whom threw stones at Qaddafi billboards.
In the eastern city of Benghazi, meanwhile, members of a Libyan army unit said they had defected and "liberated" the country's second biggest city.
Reports said protesters had largely taken control in Benghazi after forcing troops and police to retreat to a compound. Government buildings were ransacked and burned in the city.
Libya's representative to the Arab League resigned to protest his government's decision to fire on demonstrators in Benghazi in the first such government defection.
In Washington, State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said the United States has raised strong objections with Libyan officials, including Foreign Minister Musa Kusa, about the use of lethal force against demonstrators.
Human Rights Watch said at least 223 people have been killed in five days of violence.
compiled from agency reports