By Deena Beasley | Reuters
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Internet service has been cut off inLibya as protesters step up demonstrations against longtime leaderMuammar Gaddafi, according to a U.S. company that monitorsInternet traffic.
The data also showed two partial service interruptions earlier in the day.
It was unclear if service was still unavailable.
Dozens of protesters were killed in clashes with Libyan security forces in the eastern city of Benghazi on Saturday, a witness said, in the worst unrest in Gaddafi’s four decades in power.
Egyptian authorities cut Internet service for a few days during a revolt that succeeded last week in toppling Hosni Mubarak after 30 years in power.