A Dramatic Confrontation

This morning, in Tripoli, a woman entered the hotel where foreign journalists are housed and began telling them that she had been detained at a checkpoint and raped by 15 Qaddifi soldiers. The scene was interrupted by Qaddafi security men who dragged the woman away. The New York Times reports:

A Libyan woman burst into the hotel housing the foreign press in Tripoli on Saturday morning in an attempt to tell journalists that she had been raped and beaten by members of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s militia. After struggling for nearly an hour to resist removal by Colonel Qaddafi’s security forces, she was dragged away from the hotel screaming.

It was an extraordinary confrontation. Some of the journalists tried to protect the woman and scuffled with the security men. The Telegraph got the best video, but I don’t want to post it because it plays automatically when anyone accesses the site. Follow the link to check it out. In the meantime, this video was shot by someone else. It doesn’t show as much, but conveys some of the drama of the scene:

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