Although Libya’s capital is under attack, there is Muammar al-Gaddafi driving around in an open carriage and cheering to his followers.
Wearing a green safari hat, dark glasses and a black jacket, Gaddafi pumped his fists in the air and waved as people chased his convoy of vehicles through the streets.
A screen caption said the trip had taken place earlier when, according to state-run Al-Libiya TV, Tripoli was under Nato air attack.
Four blasts were reportedly heard and plumes of smoke were seen rising from the south-east of the city.
Government spokesman in Tripoli, Mussa Ibrahim said: ‘A few civilians were killed here in Tripoli. I know that three men who were walking by a checkpoint were killed immediately in the south of Tripoli.’
He added that two men were killed in Sirte, 450 km east of Tripoli, suggesting there had been air strikes there as well, without giving details.
Meanwhile, Libyan rebels begged for more Nato air strikes, saying government artillery had killed 23 civilians, mostly women and children, in besieged Misrata.
They warned of a massacre in the city.