This video is about the overthrow of King Idris of Libya in 1969.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Benghazi declares autonomy in Libya
Tuesday 06 March 2012
by Our Foreign Desk
Tribal leaders and paramilitary commanders declared oil-rich eastern Libya a semi-autonomous region today.
Mr Senussi pledged to uphold the rights of the region but also said his council recognises the Tripoli-based National Transitional Council (NTC) to run Libya’s international affairs.
Congress organiser Mohammed Buisier, a Libyan national with US citizenship, said: “In Cyrenaica we would like to take care of housing, education and other things and would delegate national security and defence to the central government.”
The NTC has repeatedly rejected calls for Libya to be run on federal lines.
Mr Buisier refused to rule out unilateral action if the central government does not recognise Cyrenaica’s autonomy, saying: “I do not want to visit this. We will see.”
The congress has already formed its own army, the Barqa Supreme Military Council, which is made up of militiamen who participated in the Nato-backed insurgency last year.
Barqa commander Colonel Hamid al-Hassi said that he doesn’t take his orders from the NTC – and that the force was prepared to fight to assert its autonomy.
Thousands of people marched to Benghazi’s courthouse on Monday night chanting: “Libya is united” and “Do not break up Libya.”
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