Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE INTERVIEW

Erdogan to rid Turkish institutions of ‘separatist cancer’ after coup attempt

Read more

ENCORE!

The best of summer music festivals in France

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Going for gold: French athletes train for Rio Olympics

Read more

#TECH 24

Digital beauty

Read more

FOCUS

Women doctors in Pakistan challenge the status quo

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Trump hopes to reset America's trade relations

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Donald Trump's speech was just another scam'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Cazeneuve at the heart of Nice security controversy

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

South Africa: Prosecutors seek longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius

Read more

Africa

Gaddafi calls on Libyans to 'march in their millions'

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-10-06

Ousted Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi called on his countrymen to march against the NTC via radio Thursday. He also stated that developing world leaders that supported the NTC would ultimately suffer a similar fate to Gaddafi.

REUTERS - Deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi said leaders of the developing world who recognised Libya’s National Transitional Council(NTC) that ousted him with the aid of NATO firepower would suffer a similar fate.

“If the power of (international) fleets give legitimacy, then let the rulers in the Third World be ready,” he said in an apparent reference to NATO’s military support for NTC forces.

He made the comments in an audio recording obtained by Reuters on Thursday from Syria-based Arrai television. It was not clear when the message was recorded.

“To those who recognize this council, be ready for the creation of transitional councils imposed by the power of fleets to replace you one by one from now on,” he said.

Gaddafi also called on Libyans to take to the streets, saying conditions in Libya were “unbearable”.

“I urge all Libyan people to go out and march in their millions in all the squares, in all the cities and villages and oases,” Gaddafi said.

“Go peacefully ... be courageous, rise up, go to the streets, raise our green flags to the skies,” he added.

Gaddafi has been on the run since NTC forces captured the Libyan capital Tripoli on Aug. 23. Despite several leads as to his whereabouts, he has eluded capture, along with two prominent sons.

The NTC has mounted a manhunt to find Gaddafi that is focussing on the Sahara desert near the borders with Niger and Algeria.

Gaddafi said the NTC was illegitimate. “How did it get its legitimacy? Did the Libyan people elect them? Did the Libyan people appoint them?”

Arrai TV broadcast Gaddafi’s last speech on Sept. 20.

Date created : 2011-10-06

  • LIBYA

    Libyan forces push into centre of Sirte

    Read more

  • LIBYA

    Interpol puts Gaddafi's son on most-wanted list

    Read more

  • LIBYA

    Libyan forces close in on Gaddafi loyalists in Sirte

    Read more

COMMENT(S)