The Libyan government has shut down internet service for the country, while official spokespersons say the demonstrations are a foreign plot by enemies of the state.
As in Egypt and Bahrain, the security forces employed snipers, who fired from rooftops and high windows on unarmed citizens below.
For all its brutality, the numbers coming out into the streets are increasing in both Libya and Bahrain.
Meanwhile, rallies were seen in Kuwait and again in Yemen and Algeria today.
As with the Egyptian mobilization, the internet social network Twitter is proving a vital source of news coming from within the countries effected, and among the many supporters of those demonstrator's aims around the world. Some report military transport planes from Austria arrived in Libya early this morning, though confirmation is difficult to come by.
Sympathy demonstrations took place in Canada today in the country's capital, Ottawa, with more expected around the world.