Libyan Turmoil 119
I came back to Belgium one week ago and had a battery of medical tests which will last until next week Wednesday. So forgive me if I am doing it a little bit calmer.
Coming back to the Tunisian border by small bus with a team of British and American journalists, and not of the smallest networks, we passed by a gasstation just outside Tripoli.
Gasoline is in severe shortage now in Western Libya, "all for the good of the people" of course.
People are standing in miles long queus for days on end.
Each gas station has a contingent of police for keeping everything under control in such a frustrating situation.
All of a sudden I heard a female British journalist shrieking and going into hysterics: "They are beating them, they are beating them, how can they do that..." I saw a young man in his twenties who was pushing aside easily the 2 foot cordage with which the policeman tried to hit him to make him go backwards. Than, as the crowd started pushing the police, the police shot in the air, and the same female "journalist" went into overdrive "they are shooting them, oh God they are shooting them". The American "journalists" all went to that one side of the bus to take pictures and video's, all to no avail, nobody was wounded, nobody was killed, nobody was on the ground and the crowd dispersed.
I would advise that lady "journalist" to stay at home and take some "warpictures" of the British police during riots in Britain.
All this to create a disaster sphere in a peaceful city which is daily bombed by "Western humanitarians".