13:00 on Ben Ashour Street, a young man was shot and killed by security. He was reportedly shot in the abdomen. He was taken straight to hospital and later passed away.
The incident sparked mass revolt on the street. Immediately shops shut and my uncle reports no fewer than 300 people took to the streets. A Revolutionary Committee (lejan Tawreya) car was burnt in anger. The crowd continued to grow and chant “Free Libya, Free Libya, Free Libya”. Military police (red berets) fled the area very quickly.
At around 14:30 security trucks were seen at the end of the roads but seemed reluctant to enter the street due to the crowd.
At around 15:00 tundra trucks (katiba) arrived shooting into the air. Various individuals were dragged away and eventually the crowd dispersed.
I was too far away from the district to participate but when I finally arrived I found a charred car in the middle of the street. Was unable to film due to security but will do so as soon as I can (as long as its there tomorrow).
I also found the tent at the young mans house where the family were accepting condolences from people all over the district.”
The progressive increase in activity in Tripoli continues.