Twitter abuzz in midst of Libyan firefights

Rebel fighters celebrating in Tripoli as many people tweeted about the scene

As Libyan rebel forces gained ground over the weekend, internet services flickered on and off in the country. People inside Libya continued to tweet when they could, sharing their thoughts and experiences during this historic time.

Here are ten tweets from inside Libya and others around the world as the reign of Muammar Gaddafi came to an end.


@BintLibya: Seriously where does Mohammed #Gaddafi think he’s going to go?

@lindseyhilsum: Witnessed 10-11 men being marched thru National Oil Co compound- hands on heads. Ukrainian mercenaries, according to Rebel commander.

@ChangeinLibya: Just managed to call my grandmother. Told me she’s safe but earlier saw 2 tanks exit #BabAlAziziya and shell BenAshour w/her own eyes

@simmjazeera: Just arrived in Tripoli after long journey from Misrata — along with countless opp fighters. Ecstatic welcome in every town on coastal rd.

@walidshaari: Rise like a Tunisian. Walk like an Egyptian. Fight like a Libyan, Persist like a Syrian

– @mchancecnn: Very dark, very quiet at the #Rixos some gunshots cracking outside. We raided the hotel larder and got tons of cheese!
 
@OnlyOneLibya: I hope the Libyan ppl will realize this is about Libya not Gaddafi. He has fallen,we now need to start difficult process of healing+building

@wheelertweets: 23 yr old Misrata FF next to me at Ramadan breakfast last night at a Tunis hospital said he was studying botany. Said Gaddafi hates plants.

@LibyanMadDog: I spoke to my family In #tripoli and we were all in tears of happiness. This is the happiest day of my life

@Tripoli_latest: Prisoners in #Tripoli are being released by prison guards who are asking for giveness, and being told to run #MermaidDawn


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