Chicagoans to rally in support of Libyan people

February 27, 2011 6:21:14 AM PST
A rally is scheduled in Chicago Saturday to support pro-democracy demonstrators in Libya.

More chaos erupted in Libya over the weekend with new reports that protesters were hit by a hail of gunfire.

Witnesses say militia men on rooftops and in the streets of Tripoli shot at crowds with automatic weapons. They say several people died.

Troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi attacked a major air base that had fallen into rebel hands. Gadhafi is calling on his supporters to fight back and defend the nation.

The Aduib brothers of Bridgeview say they plan to attend the weekend rally. In fact, Ahmed Aduib was expected to speak to those gathered.

The brothers say they have more than 100 relatives in Libya.

"I will never give up for this cause and going to rallies and screaming as loud as I can just to make sure they have the same rights that U was so privileged to have in this country," said Ahmed Aduib

The brothers say the rally will be recorded and distributed on the Internet in hopes that people in Libya can see the support in Chicago.

Saturday's rally is at Michigan and Congress beginning at 1 p.m.