Gaddafi opposition erect barricades


Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi addresses the nation in a TV broadcast in Tripoli (AP)

Libya’s opposition showed their defiance to Muammar Gaddafi’s threat to kill them all by raising defensive barricades in a Tripoli square.

New videos show the anti-government protesters raising the country’s pre-Gaddafi flag on a building and lining up cement blocks to defend themselves.

The videos were posted on Facebook a day after Col Gaddafi vowed to fight to his “last drop of blood” in a televised speech that signalled an escalation of a bloody crackdown on dissent by his supporters.

Some estimates say more than 1,000 people have been killed in the violence sweeping the country.

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