Gaddafi addresses Tripoli crowd

Libyan leader apears in capital's Green Square to speak to supporters.

    Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, has made an unexpected appearance in Green Square, speaking to a crowd of his supporters.

    Read a transcript of his remarks, in a translation made as he appeared on Libyan state TV on Friday.

    "An answer to the agents, a reply to the liars. A reply to the mass media of lies - the mass media - the mass lies. This is the great people of Libya.

    You are the fruit of the revolution. You are the enthusiastic youth of the revolution. You see pride and dignity in the revolution. You see history and glory in revolution - it is the jihad of the heroes.

    It is the revolution that gave birth to Omar Al Mukhtar. It is the revolution that we set up memorials [to].

    I am among the public; we will continue to fight, we will defeat them. We will die here on the dear soil of Libya. We will defeat any foreign attempts - as we defeated the former Italian imperialism.

    This is the formidable force, [the] invincible force of youth. Life without dignity is worthless - life without green banners hoisted is useless.

    It is the life of pride, of dignity and victory - the green flag flying and hoisted. You, the youth, be comfortable at any place in the streets, [in the] squares. Dance, sing, stay up all night - live a life of dignity, with high morals.

    Muammar al-Gaddafi is one of you. Dance and sing, [be] joy[ful] and rejoice."

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    A relatively new independence and fresh waves of conflict inspire a South Sudanese refugee to build antiwar video games.