There are no mass demonstrations in the capital, as Libyans seem either to support Qaddafi or to hide. And then there are moments like this:

An old woman, in her late 70s at least, I'm told, entered the bank to collect her 500 Libyan dollars ($410; £253) in state aid announced a couple of weeks ago. There were two long queues - one for men and one for women. She stood in the men's queue. The men urged her to move to the women's section. "Why?" she challenged. A man told her: "Ya haja [a term of respect for an elderly woman] this line is for men, women is the other one." She loudly replied: "No. All the men are in Benghazi."

(Hat tip: Mackey.)

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