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Join co-hosts Stuart Tanner & James Moore for a special edition of Tanner & Moore focusing on the unfolding events in Libya with two Libyan exiles. 

Asma Yousef, a political activist who grew up in Bhengazi the second largest city in Libya, and Hafed Al Ghwell, a Washington DC-based Libya and Middle East analyst, will discuss the situation there.

According to The Independent, around 20 demonstrators were reported to have been killed in Libya in clashes with security forces on a "day of rage" across the country.

According to an opposition website, Libya Al-Youm, four of the deaths took place in the eastern city of Al Bayda when snipers from the paramilitary internal security force picked off ringleaders at a rally. The website also claimed that six more were shot down in the country's second-largest city, Benghazi, which had seen days of increasingly violent protests. Yesterday's confrontation took place after a large crowd surged towards the State Security building following the funeral of two others killed a day earlier.