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Gunfire Erupts In Libyan Capital

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Gunfire Erupts In Libyan Capital

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Gunfire Erupts In Libyan Capital

Gunfire Erupts In Libyan Capital

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The streets of Libya's capital were quiet when gunfire broke out for a second night on Sunday.

(SOUNDBITE OF GUNFIRE)

GUY RAZ, Host:

And here are some of the latest sounds we're getting from our correspondent in the Libyan capital.

(SOUNDBITE OF GUNFIRE)

RAZ: And, David, behind you, as we just heard, some artillery fire, gunfire. Is that what we're hearing?

DAVID GREENE: So it is possible that the Libyan military is putting on a display to, you know, send a message, don't come near this compound. We're not sure. But a lot of noise here over Tripoli, again for the second night in a row.

RAZ: At what point did this latest barrage begin?

GREENE: It began maybe an hour or so after sundown here, around 8 p.m., which was a lot earlier than last night. We got the real barrage last night, in the wee hours of Sunday morning, around two, 3 a.m. And so things - the sky lit up a little earlier this evening.

RAZ: David, while you were out, during the daytime, what did the city of Tripoli feel like?

GREENE: One gentleman who sort of walked away from the funeral a little bit came over and quietly talked to a few reporters and said, you know, this is really all a sham. None of those military strikes actually hit civilians. And so, really, you know, difficult to figure out the truth.

RAZ: David, earlier today, you spoke with my colleague Liane Hansen. You described protesters coming into the hotel, where you and many of the journalists are staying, chanting anti-American slogans. Are you getting that sense when you talk to people or see people on the streets of Tripoli?

GREENE: And when we were out on the streets today, I had one gentleman come up to me and say, you need to start telling the truth, or I'm going to make you pay the price. So it's becoming a little more tense for the journalists who are here.

RAZ: David, stay safe. Thank you.

GREENE: Thank you. I appreciate it, Guy.

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