Libyan leader slammed at NJ rally

(AP) - More than 200 people gathered Sunday in Englewood to tell Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi thathe's not welcome in their community. Gov. Jon Corzine was among those attending the event in Englewood,

News 12 Staff

Aug 30, 2009, 11:30 PM

Updated 5,430 days ago

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(AP) - More than 200 people gathered Sunday in Englewood to tell Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi thathe's not welcome in their community.
Gov. Jon Corzine was among those attending the event in Englewood, where the Libyan government has been renovating anestate ahead of Gadhafi's first U.S. visit, scheduled for nextmonth. Gadhafi had been expected to pitch a ceremonialBedouin-style tent on the grounds, but officials say those planshave been scrapped.
Protesters say Gadhafi is unwelcome in New Jersey, which lost 38 residents inthe 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Theattack, which killed 270 people, is widely believed to be the workof Libyan intelligence.
The Scottish government released convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi earlier this month on compassionate grounds. The 57-year-old suffers from prostate cancer.
Speaking at the rally, Corzine called the Lockerbie bombing aprecursor to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, noting NewJersey and New York suffered disproportionately in both incidents.


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