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Libya / Uprising / A Discussion #989505

CNN Evening News for Friday, Mar 04, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The crackdown by Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi on his people updated; cell phone video from Zawiyah and from Tripoli of gunfire at a protest shown; details given of government claims, the rounding up of dissidents, the government claims about drugs. [On Sky News, son Saif el-KADHAFI - says the bombs are just to frighten them.] [KADHAFI - {thru translator} says the youths are being given hallucinatory drugs.]

(Libya: Ben Wedeman) The battle outside of Brega on Wednesday featured; video shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Ben Wedeman, "Sunday Times" Marie Colvin and "New York Times" David Kirkpatrick about what is going on in Libya; video shown. [By phone, voice of KIRKPATRICK - says the repression by Kadhafi has led to smaller protests and the Kadhafi forces fired on the crowd in front of the media presence; states he saw shots being fired at people.] [COLVIN - says it was pandemonium, the people are hiding away more and Kadhafi is tightening his grip on Tripoli; comments on how the authorities are making it difficult for reporters by taking memory cards etc.] [WEDEMAN - outlines seeing carloads of fighters heading toward a town with a refinery now that anti-Kadhafi forces control the refinery; says it is now a war, not protests, as there is haphazard organization.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Wedeman, Ben

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