In a brief TV appearance, Africa's longest-reigning tyrant BBC. belied rumors that he had left Libya in the middle of protests to end his 41-year-and-174-day rule, Al Jazeera quoted by the
"I am in Tripoli and not in Venezuela," the 68-year-old ruler speaking to state media outside a torn building.
"Do not believe the channels belonging to stray dogs," the dictator leaning out in front of a van.
Rumors spread on Monday that the tough despot had fled to Venezuela, which the South American country immediately denied.
"I wanted to say something to the youths at Green Square (in Tripoli) and stay up late with them but it started raining. Thank God, it's a good thing," the colonel while holding an umbrella seeming to hide himself from the camera.
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