In Libya, demonstrators have taken to the streets to protest the government of the country's leader Muammar al-Qadhafi.
The anti-government protest is the first in the North African country since Qadhafi took power more than 40 years ago, and follows people's uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt that have toppled their governments.
Local reports say hundreds of demonstrators staged a rally in the northeastern city of Benghazi, the country's 2nd-largest city, on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The protestors demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi and the release of human rights activists from detention.
Police used water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets when demonstrators started throwing stones. Fourteen people were injured in a clash between protesters and security troops along with government supporters.
Opposition forces are using the social networking site Facebook to call for a large rally on Thursday to protest corruption and nepotism among government officials.
Thousands of people have said they will take part in the rally.