Tripoli's inhabitants are hiding at home after the killings and warnings by forces loyal to Mr Gaddafi that anyone found outside would be shot. Gaddafi's forces shot at ambulances and some protesters were left bleeding to death.
From EXPRESS AND STAR:
Up to 200 people were feared killed today and many more injured after a major earthquake brought down buildings in the centre of the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch.
The country’s Prime Minister John Key warned of a rising death toll, saying: “We may be witnessing New Zealand’s darkest day.”
The tremor caused widespread damage as it occurred at lunchtime when Christchurch was at its busiest. The official death toll so far stands at 65, but emergency officials have said that between 200 and 300 could have been killed. At least 200 people are believed to be trapped under rubble.
Ivorian troops have killed at least six protesters calling on Laurent Gbagbo to step down from presidency as African presidents charged with resolving Cote d'Ivoire's political crisis met the incumbent in Abidjan.
In the Koumassi district, residents said soldiers fired on protesters from machine-guns mounted on military vehicles on Monday. At least three demonstrators were killed. Three other people were reportedly killed and 14 wounded in the city's Treichville neighbourhood.
From THE BBC:
Thousands of people have marched in Moroccan cities to demand that King Mohammed VI give up some of his powers. In the capital, Rabat, police allowed protesters to approach parliament, chanting slogans like "The people reject a constitution made for slaves!"
A separate protest is under way in the country's biggest city, Casablanca, and another was planned in Marrakesh.
We pray for the workers demonstrating for justice at work in Madison.
From Fr. Jonathan:
I know what's going here is nothing like what protesters are facing in Libya, Bahrain, and elsewhere in the Middle East, but the consequences of failure are dire. I'm Rector of Grace Church which is on the Capitol Square of Madison.
Please check out FR. JONATHAN'S BLOG for further information and comment.
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