Jeremy Bowen in Tajoura
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Gaddafi is 'giving away free money' to gain popularity

The EU has imposed sanctions including an arms embargo, asset freeze and travel ban on Libyan authorities, including leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.

Unrest continues in and around Tripoli, with a demonstration against Col Gaddafi in the capital's suburb of Tajoura, with protesters chanting: "The blood of martyrs won't go to waste."

The BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen says the Libyan leader is resorting to a tried and trusted method of gaining popularity - giving out free money.

  • 28 Feb 2011
  • From the section Africa
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