There were reports of clashes between anti-government protesters and Gaddafi supporters around the Green Square. "We are in Tripoli, there are chants [directed at Gaddafi]: 'Where are you? Where are you? Come out if you're a man," a protester told Al Jazeera on phone.
A resident told Reuters news agency that he could hear gunshots in the streets and crowds of people. "We're inside the house and the lights are out. There are gunshots in the street," the resident said by phone. "That's what I hear, gunshots and people. I can't go outside."
An expatriate worker living in the Libyan capital told Reuters: "Some anti-government demonstrators are gathering in the residential complexes. The police are dispersing them. I can also see burning cars."
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12:11 am: Libya's ambassador to China, Hussein Sadiq al Musrati, has just resigned on air with Al Jazeera Arabic. He called on the army to intervene, and has called all diplomatic staff to resign. He made claims about a gunfight between Gaddafi's sons and also claimed that Gaddafi may have left Libya. Al Jazeera has no confirmation of these claims.
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(Photo: A protester shouts slogans against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi during a demonstration outside the Libyan embassy in the Egyptian capital Cairo on February 20, 2011 in support of anti-government protesters in Libya calling for Kadhafi's ouster. By Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images)