Police Clash with Anti-Gadhafi Protesters in Capital


Libyan police fired tear gas at protestors demonstrating against Moammar Gadhafi's regime in Tripoli Friday as rebel fighters in eastern Libya tried to push the front line nearer to the capital.

Some 100 anti-Gadhafi demonstrators clashed with police in the Tajoura neighborhood in eastern Tripoli after Friday prayers, a witness said, while another said opponents and supporters of the regime traded blows near the capital's Green Square.

Police fired in the air and sealed off the area but did not intervene otherwise, the second witness said.