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Libyan protests: Your stories

Libya is one of several countries in the region to have seen pro-democracy campaigns since the fall of long-time Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January.

Human Rights Watch says at least 173 people have been killed in Libya since demonstrations began on Wednesday. People in and out of Libya have been tweeting their intelligence.

Benghazi has been a leading focus of protests against Col Gaddafi's rule.

These are some of the videos which have surfaced of protests during the week:

Protests in Misrata

The amateur video above appears to show demonstrators taking to the streets in the city of Misrata. We have no way of confirming the exact date or location.

The translation for the chanting is as follows:

"This is Misrata, these are the youth of Misrata".

"We are with you Benghazi. These are all the youths of Benghazi".

"Over there are the police, the police".

Protests in Zintan

This video claims to be protests in Zintan. The person who uploaded it says "residents have been without power for four days."

We cannot confirm the exact location or date.

Human Rights Watch says hundreds of demonstrators have taken to the streets in al-Bayda, Benghazi, Zintan, Darna and Ajdabiya.

Protests in Benghazi

The amateur video above is believed to have been shot in Benghazi. We cannot confirm the exact location or date.

The translation for the chanting is as follows:

"O Benghazi why (you accept) the humiliation?

"We have started the solution. Move, move Benghazi. Martyrs' blood will not be wasted.

"There is no God but Allah - Gaddafi is the God's enemy."

Protests in Ejdabia

This amateur video claims to show demonstrations in Ejdabia, Libya.

We cannot confirm the location or date.

Protests in Al-Bayda

The video seems to be showing protesters in the city of al-Bayda, in north-eastern Libya, burning a giant poster that congratulates Col Gaddafi for "changing the course of history."

We cannot confirm the exact location or date.

February 19 - Benghazi doctor: 'They are firing on civilians'

A doctor in Benghazi has been speaking to the BBC about his experiences trying helping those injured when Libyan troops opened fire on anti-government protesters.

Gunfire raged around him while he was talking to Radio 5 Live's Stephen Nolan, at around 2200 local time on Saturday.

He said at least 20 people had been killed and that a number of demonstrators had been shot in the head and chest, in what he described as "a massacre".

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