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Dublin South election candidate made tragic Libyan prophecy

Video shows Buhidma Hussein Hamed appealing for Ireland to support his people last week in the face of Gaddafi violence – two days later his brother was killed in Libya.

Buhidma Hussein Hamed speaking in Dublin last week. Video: Richard J Conway.
Buhidma Hussein Hamed speaking in Dublin last week. Video: Richard J Conway.

A PROTEST SPEECH made by a Libyan-born candidate running in the Irish general election has proven to be tragically prophetic.

Buhidma Hussein Hamed, running as an independent in Dublin South, protested in Dublin last Thursday over the Gaddafi regime. He told an assembled crowd:

Mr Gaddafi, at this very minute, is using ambulances to carry the security police to shoot, kill the Libyans, this very minute. That is what I have to say. I hope you can support us, all the people here in Ireland can support the Libya cause.

Freelance journalist Richard J Conway supplied the video of Hussein Hamed, which can be viewed here.

Sadly, Hussein Hamed’s stepbrother became one of the victims of the weekend clashes between demonstrators and Gadaffi troops in Libya. The Irish Times reported the death of Abudul Kareem, 20, an economics student in the family’s home city of Benghazi.

“One of them shot him in the head,” Hamed said.

Hussein Hamed also asked that European and the wider international community should be doing more to support protesting Libyan civilians.

Col Gaddafi is currently making a speech in Libya, streaming live on Al Jazeera, saying that “the Libyan people will decide”.

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