30 Apr '11, 3am

French bloggers' Libya trip turns tragic - AsiaOne

French bloggers' Libya trip turns tragic - AsiaOne

BENGHAZI, Libya - Irresponsible innocents abroad or courageous citizen journalists? A trip by six young French bloggers to the revolution in Libya turned to tragedy after one was left paralysed by a stray bullet in the shell-shocked city of Misrata. "We didn't come here to cover a war, we just wanted to see a revolution like the one in Tunisia," one of the bloggers told reporters Friday, saying that they had expected the revolt to come to a swift end with the fall of Moamer Kadhafi. The four men and two women travelled by boat in late March to Misrata, where fighting quickly intensified after Kadhafi's forces launched a deadly crackdown on protests inspired by regime-changing movements in Tunisia and Egypt. The bloggers, aged between 24 and 26 who had met while studying in the northwestern French city of Rennes, decided to stay on to bear witness to the conflict because th...

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