NBC’s Engel Notes Libyan Protesters Calling for President Obama to Speak Out in Support

On Friday’s NBC Nightly News, during a report which focused on a group of Libyans helping to organize protests against dictator Muammar Qadhafi, correspondent Richard Engel gave viewers a glimpse into oppressed people looking to America for support as he concluded his report by relating that these protesters "have been waiting for a strong message from Washington." He also recounted that he had seen graffiti at the rebel headquarters calling on President Obama to "choose between the Libyan people or Qadhafi."

Below is a transcript of the relevant portion of the Friday, February 25, NBC NightlyNews:

RICHARD ENGEL: In this burned-out courthouse, now the opposition headquarters, volunteers are gathering evidence of what they call war crimes, hoping one day to bring Qadhafi's regime to justice. Protesters have been waiting for a strong message from Washington. Written in graffiti on the wall at that protester headquarters today, it said that President Obama must choose between the Libyan people or Qadhafi.

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