ISSN 2330-717X

Anti-Gaddafi protests take place in Geneva


Around 200 people gathered in Geneva’s Place des Nations on Saturday to demonstrate against Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi and other Arab world leaders.

The protestors, chiefly Libyans living in Switzerland and sympathisers, called for Gaddafi to go, according to the Swiss News Agency.


“We fear there’ll be a real massacre over there,” said Hassan Al Djahmi, a political refugee in Switzerland for ten years and the organiser of the protest outside the United Nations’ Geneva headquarters. He also denounced western states “who by selling arms to the regime also have blood on their hands”.

Others said they wanted to show their solidarity with the Libyan people.

The number of people killed in three days of protests in Libya has risen to around 104, according to the New York-based group Human Rights Watch. The main focus of the demonstrations has been the second city Benghazi, where protesters and security forces are reported to have clashed again on Saturday.

Click here to have Eurasia Review's newsletter delivered via RSS, as an email newsletter, via mobile or on your personal news page.


swissinfo is an enterprise of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SBC). Its role is to inform Swiss living abroad about events in their homeland and to raise awareness of Switzerland in other countries. swissinfo achieves this through its nine-language internet news and information platform.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.