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  2/24/2011, Adar 20, 5771

Libya to Citizens: Report Protest Organizers

The government of Libya called on protesters to lay down their weapons and turn themselves in. In an official statement on state TV, an army official called on Libyans to report “on those who have supplied the youth with liquor and hallucinogenic drugs,” which was one of the causes of the protests, the official said.

He added that anyone who did inform on protest organizers would be “suitably rewarded” by the government, with a cash reward and other benefits.