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Press Association Images This photograph, obtained by The Associated Press shows people chanting and holding signs during recent days' unrest in Benghazi, Libya.
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Libyans in Ireland call for support of government
In a letter to be delivered to the Department of Foreign Affairs today, Libyans call on the Irish government, the EU and the UN to condemn the actions of the Libyan authorities.

LIBYAN NATIONALS IN Ireland are to hand a letter to the Department of Foreign Affairs today calling on the Irish government to clearly and absolutely condemn the Libyan government over its treatment of protesters.

The death toll in the north African country rose to at least 200 people last night, when government security forces engaged in a brutal crackdown against protesters after demonstrations spread to the capital.

Two demonstrations by Libyans living in Ireland were staged in Dublin over the weekend, reports RTÉ.

The letter being handed into the Department of Foreign Affairs today, which says that Gaddafi and his colleagues have “the blood of Libyans on their hands”, will also urge the European Union and the United Nations to support the people of Libya.