Col. Qaddafi has an eccentric habit of periodically declaring that he has abolished the Libyan government. His subjects suddenly seem interested in taking him up on the idea. Amid reports of severe repression, claims are coming in that the city of Benghazi is now "out of the control of the Gaddafi regime." The Telegraph has posted footage apparently showing protesters in Tobruk toppling a statue of Qaddafi's Green Book. An activist interviewed on Al Jazeera claims that "the eastern regions of Libya are now free regions." Stay tuned.