Saskatchewan

Reginans rally for Libya

People in Regina with roots in Libya have rallied for the third weekend in a row to show support for anti-Gadhafi protests.
A rally for Libya was held in Regina on Saturday. (Kent Morrison/CBC)

People in Regina with roots in Libya have rallied for the third weekend in a row to show support for anti-Gadhafi protests.

About 30 people carrying signs calling for the downfall of the Libyan leader marched and talked with passersby on Saturday during a demonstration at Victoria Park in the city's downtown.

They said they want to ensure people in Saskatchewan know what family and friends are facing in Libya.

"Gadhafi is getting very aggressive now," Dr. Abdalla Muftah, one of the organizers of the rally, told CBC News Saturday. "There are a lot of fears of him using chemical weapons, actually. He may throw chemical weapons on the cities and he may kill thousands, tens of thousands of people."

Muftah said the group will continue to hold demonstrations in Regina every week until major change happens in Libya.

"I've heard of a lot of people in Regina now know about what is happening in Libya, and I think part of it is these rallies and protests," he said.

Muftah said he has invited local politicians to take part.