Libya update. 9pm ET. World is watching. Protests spreading. Fired on by unseen security forces. Government troops swoop down on protester encampment. The “bloodiest day so far.” “Horrifying.”Video elaborates. “We’re with you Benghazi.” says the voice. And then in alarm, “The police are coming.”
Libya protests: Reports of intense Benghazi violence
19 February 2011
Last updated at 21:00 ET
Libyan troops have opened fire with machine-guns and large-calibre weapons on anti-government protesters in the second city Benghazi, witnesses say.
An unknown number of people, including children, are said to have been killed.
Witnesses described scenes of chaos as snipers shot from the roofs of buildings and demonstrators fought back against troops on the ground.