March 2011. The Libyan community living in Manchester made several protests against Colonel Gaddafi’s regime during 2011. Manchester has the largest expatriate Libyan community in the UK. A large number came to the city in search of political asylum.

The Libyan civil war (also referred to as the Libyan Revolution and the Libyan Uprising), was an armed conflict in the North African state of Libya, fought between forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and those seeking to oust his government. On September 2011, the National Transitional Council was recognized by the United Nations as the legal representative of Libya, replacing the Gaddafi government. On 20 October 2011 he was captured and killed attempting to escape from Sirte. The National Transitional Council declared the liberation of Libya and the official end of the war on October 23 2011.