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May 20 – North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) jets attacked three Libyan sea ports overnight and destroyed eight Libyan warships. The campaign was intended to weaken Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces, which Gadhafi used to attack civilians. The NATO attack severely reduced the power of Gadhafi's forces. According to the National Transitional Council in Benghazi, rebel forces in the western Libyan Nafusa Mountains were suffering from heavy attacks earlier this week and subsequently issued a call for help. Other attacks by pro-Gadhafi forces have occurred in Zintan which has been reporting near constant attack, killing one in every six people, according to the International Medical Corps.
May 18 – Protests erupted in Madrid's central Puerta del Sol plaza on Wednesday against the economic crisis and high unemployment level. Social media networks fueled the protests where the demonstration was organized. The protests informed people to gather in the streets before the elections took place. The demonstrators protested the 21 percent unemployment rate and the record breaking high of 4.9 million unemployed people. Thousands of people came out to protest and a few hundred had camped out the night before.
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