Government buildings are reported to be on fire in the Libyan capital Tripoli
as demonstrators demand an end to the 41-year rule of Colonel Gaddafi.
The son of the Libyan leader blamed opposition groups and outsiders for instigating the protests.
The army is reported to be using live ammunition against demonstrators,
with international organisations putting the current death toll at over 200.
In a televised national address Seif Al-Islam Gaddafi said this number was exaggerated,
also dismissing reports that his father fled the country.
Meanwhile the unrest continues to spread further through the region with protests in Yemen, Bahrain and Morocco.
Regional expert Adrian Salbuchi says that global dominance groups are behind the wave of revolts.