Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, on Friday made a surprising appearance in Tripoli's Green Square, speaking to a crowd of his supporters.
"We can defeat any aggression if necessary and arm the people," Gaddafi said, in footage that was aired on Libyan state television on Friday. "You, the youth, be comfortable… dance, sing, stay up all night," he said.
On Thursday evening, he made some comments by phone, leading to speculation about his physical condition. The footage aired on Friday, however, showed the leader standing above the square, waving his fist as he spoke.
He attacked media stations that broadcast the "false rumors" about what is happening in Libya. "Let them be ashamed .. I am in Tripoli among the masses in the Green Square."