There exists not one photo or video of a peaceful protest (CNN reported peaceful protests being fired upon by Libyan soldiers and police.) There Was No Libyan Peaceful Protest, Just Murderous Gangs and Nic Robertson, Information Clearing House, June 20, 2011 .informationclearinghouse.info/article28376.htm
There were armed attacks on police stations (even traffic police) and vicious attacks on Chinese and Korea construction workers already two days before, and during the anniversary of the Danish Cartoons or 'day of rage,' executions of 50 captured Libyan soldiers, one beheaded, some hung along with police officers. And who knows how many ordinary Libyan civilians harmed by tough guys brought in to Benghazi and other Cyrenaican towns. All this was reported by Reuters and BBC, but not CNN.
On the other hand, on July 1st, 2011, nearly one million Libyans, out of a total population of six million, wildly demonstrated in favor of their nation's government with a mile long green flag while listening to Gaddafi's voice even as NATO warplanes were bombing nearby in Tripoli. See the videos, ignored by Western criminal media. 
Western Colonial Powered Criminal Media kept reporting Libyans demonstrating for democracy, but In 2009, Mr. Gaddafi invited the New York Times to Libya to spend two weeks observing the nation's direct democracy. Even the New York Time s, conceded that in Libya, the intention was that "everyone is involved in every decision"Tens of thousands of people take part in local committee meetings to discuss issues and vote on everything from foreign treaties to building schools."
Gaddafi was the first and only UN General Assembly delegate to ever to call for investigation of the UN itself for its role in the horrific loss of lives in Palestine and Korea. He demanded that besides those in Vietnam, Iraq, and that all bombings, invasions and occupations by US NATO forces must be investigated to seek justice and compensation for victims and survivors. Gaddafi bitterly explained the UN Charter's provisions were all negated by the domination of a 'Council of Terror' (Security Council) controlled by the Colonial Powers.
After forty years of building up Gaddafi as a villain and hateful brutal dictator worth assassination even at the cost of a hundred innocent Libyans as in President Reagan's ordered criminal 1988 airstrike, an abysmally uneducated and diseducated American public and its propagandized allied citizens in Europe, were ready to believe whatever infantile lies US criminal media drummed up, including that Gaddafi, who hah led a bloodless revolution and brought his country from the poorest in Affica to be its wealthiest, ordered a bomb to be put on a passenger plane filled with children, women and men.
2. Libya's Great Man-Made River Project, Goumbook.com / September 1, 2010 http://goumbook.com/libyas-great-man-made-river-project/
3. Gaddafi's Libya Was Africa's Most Prosperous Democracy by Garikai Chengu, Information Clearing House, 1, 14, 2013 http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33613.htm
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