Thousands of Women Celebrate in Tripoli’s Martyrs’ Square

Thousands of Women Celebrate in Tripoli’s Martyrs’ Square

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Photo: Martyrs Square - Al Jazeera video clipThousands of women who were publicly absent for much of the conflict in Libya have gathered in Martyrs’ square in Tripoli to mark the end of the Gaddafi era.

They’re calling it the ‘million woman march’ in Libya, said Al Jazeera’s Anita McNaught, reporting from the square where the family-friendly evening.

“There is an absense of rifles and guns in the air,” McNaught said amid scores of flags waving. “It is remarkable to see an event like this with families all together.”

“The atmosphere is just lovely.”

(WATCH the video below, and read the Al Jazeera LIVE blog from Libya)

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