- Title: LIBYA: Hundreds camp out at the Tripoli compound of leader Muammar Gaddafi
- Date: 22nd March 2011
- Summary: TRIPOLI, LIBYA (MARCH 21, 2011) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) VARIOUS OF PEOPLE CHEERING IN LIBYAN LEADER MUAMMAR GADDAFI'S COMPOUND FAMILIES SITTING ON MATTRESSES
- Embargoed: 6th April 2011 13:00
- Location: Libya
- Country: Libya
- Topics: War / Fighting,Domestic Politics
- Reuters ID: LVAF0UBU34IG2TS8DGJJIBOF2KRW
- Story Text: Hundreds of Libyans including dozens of families with children spent the night camped out at the compound of Muammar Gaddafi in a show of support for the Libyan leader.
Despite the cold weather women and children mixed alongside soldiers and protesters in a show of defiance against air attacks by Western powers.
The Libyan government announced on Sunday (March 20) that hundreds of people had offered to act as human shields for Gaddafi.
Western powers pressed ahead on Sunday with a campaign of air attacks in Libya, promising more strikes despite criticism by the Arab League.
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