Internet cut off in Libya

2011-02-19 07:46

Internet service was cut off in Libya yesterday as the regime evidently moved to strip anti-government protesters of ways to organise and communicate, according to Arbor Networks.

Libya “abruptly disconnected” from the internet at 2.15am, according to the US based tracker of online traffic.

Internet traffic in and out of the country halted suddenly after being throttled earlier in the day, according to an Arbor Networks chart titled Libya Pulls the Plug.

The regime of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi vowed yesterday to snuff out attempts to challenge the Libyan leader, after an opposition “day of anger” became a bloodbath.

According to a toll compiled by AFP from different local sources, at least 41 people have lost their lives since demonstrations first erupted on Tuesday.
 

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