5:559AM All the people of Beyida are out on the streets, said 25-year-old Rabie al-Messrati, who said he had been arrested after spreading a call for protests on Facebook [#180].
6:00am Libya is set for 'day of anger', as the wave of popular unrest that swept away the Tunisian and Egyptian presidents spreads to the oil-exporting north African country ruled by Muammer Gaddafi since 1969.
6.10pm Abdullah, an eyewitness in Benghazi, told Al Jazeera that he saw six unarmed protesters [#47] shot dead by police. He also claimed that the government released 30 people from jail, paying and arming them to fight people in the street. [Just like Egypt, although on a smaller scale. --lambert]
5.15pm AFP news agency reports that six people have been killed in clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in the Libyan coastal city of Benghazi, according to opposition websites.