From The Daily Beast:
Having consolidated gains in the East, protesters are now taking over cities in Western Libya as Muammar Gaddafi struggles to hold on to Tripoli. The western city of Misurata is now said to be in protesters’ control, and there are reports of uprisings in the western towns of Sabratha and Zawiya as well. The streets of Tripoli, meanwhile, are almost entirely deserted; two Libyan warships are said to have deployed facing the city.
View images below from the streets published on Twitter. Warning: Extremely graphic.
It’s day ten of popular the unrest, and despite an all-out media blackout where Libyan citizens cannot access Facebook, Twitter, or even Al Jazeera, a flood of graphic images and video continue to leak out of the embattled African nation that bear witness to a regime’s brutal crackdown on protesters calling for the end of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s 41-year rule. These are being passed along, person-to-person on Twitter, alongside warnings that caution to the graphic extent of the material, and calls for Gaddafi to be overthrown.
What you will find if you read on is graphic and violent.