Celebrations Begin As News Of Gaddafi’s Fate SpreadsBy: Chris Richardson - October 20, 2011
While confirmation of the death of Muammar Gaddafi is still pending, there’s no denying he was at least captured and perhaps mortally wounded in the process. The reports of his capture have been confirmed across numerous news outlets, however, his death has not — at this point and time — been officially confirmed as government and media officials are waiting for concrete evidence of his removal.
To further this point, CNN is updating their article page on a live basis, and their latest update, with a time stamp from a few minutes:
[Update 8:56 a.m. ET] Mahmoud Shamman, Libya’s information minister, tells CNN that a press conference will be happening soon about the alleged death of Gadhafi. Shamman said Gadhafi is dead and that is “a great victory” for the Libyan people. CNN’s Dan Rivers spoke to him in Tripoli where crowds are cheering, shooting guns in a celebratory way and honking their horns.
The celebration Rivers speaks of is making its way to YouTube as the citizens who were previously under Gaddafi’s tyrannical rule took to the streets in exaltation, happy to be rid of their despotic leader:
Al Jazeera’s YouTube channel has some compelling content concerning the perspective of the rebels who were fighting against Gaddafi’s regime, as well as a live feed where Gaddafi’s fate is being discussed. It’s incredibly compelling stuff, all the way around.
I would also encourage you to check out their live feed, which is provided on Al Jazeera’s YouTube channel.