عبدالباري عطوان صمت مخجل على مجزرة بنى وليد وأعداد القتلى والجرحى الذين يسقطون يوميا بقصف الصواريخ بكثافة لا تهم احدا، ولا تلفت انظار الفضائيات العربية.
Neither he nor Khamis Gaddafi were in Bani Walid.
~ Alexandra Valiente
Protesters attacked the HQ of the private TV station Al-Hurra in Benghazi, claiming the channel’s coverage of the Bani Walid events was used to justify assaults against the city.
They also allegedly lashed out against the channel reporting the capture of Khamis Gaddafi.
Demonstrators broke into the building Sunday, damaging the equipment and starting a fire in one of the offices according to an AFP journalist who witnessed the scene. He says protesters were shouting “Warfalla” – the name of one of the Bani Walid-based tribes.
They also attacked at least one of the channel’s employees, while others ran away.
The channel stopped broadcasting after the attack.
Sunday’s attack on the channel also came after almost three weeks of the pro-government forces’ assault on Bani Walid.
At least 26 people were killed and over 200 more injured in Saturday violence alone, AFP reports.
Employees of the private Libyan television station al-Hurra inspect the damage at their offices after demonstrators stormed the building in Benghazi.(AFP Photo / Abdullah Doma)
An employee of the private Libyan television station al-Hurra inspects the damage at their offices after demonstrators stormed the building in the eastern coastal city of Benghazi.(AFP Photo / Abdullah Doma)
LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA, BENGHAZI : Employees of the private Libyan television station al-Hurra console each other after inspecting the damage at their offices following an attack by demonstrators who stormed the building in the eastern coastal city of Benghazi.(AFP Photo / Abdullah Doma)