Morning after the night before

It’s a case of the morning after the night before in Benghazi, the rebels’ eastern stronghold. The courthouse square filled with people last night, cheering the last moments of Gaddafi’s regime. Others stayed at home to watch events unfold on television. No-one was in bed before 5am.

This morning the streets were quiet. Thousands of shell casings were scattered across the pavement from happy gunfire. And outside my hotel doorway were too battered bullets, which had fallen to earth overnight.

2 thoughts on “Morning after the night before

    1. Security is a lot better. Far fewer guns around. But still really little in the way of a functioning police force or judiciary. And an Australian journalist was attacked in her room recently. But by and large things are a big improvement on before

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