Libyans have taken to the streets and buried their dead, accusing government forces of perpetrating massacres in Benghazi and other towns said to have been taken over by anti-regime protesters.

Opposition sources claimed that at least 61 protesters had been killed in three days of unprecedented unrest largely in Libya’s impoverished eastern region, though it was not possible to confirm that figure.

Human rights group Amnesty International said on Friday it believed Libyan security forces had shot dead at least 46 people in the past three days.
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Libya has taken a series of measures, including blocking internet sites and shutting off electricity to protest areas, to try to quell rising unrest


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