Justice Minister Mustafa Mohamed Abud Al Jeleil announced his resignation after violent crackdown on protesters by Libyan riot forces on Monday, Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday.

Violence in Libya escalated Monday as thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets in the capital Tripoli, demanding President Muammar Gaddafi’s ouster.

Libyan army warplanes bombing protesters in Tripoli has drawn international condemnation.

The Libyan embassies in Malaysia, India, and Bangladesh have taken side with pro-democracy protesters condemning military crackdown on Libyan people.

Report suggest that as many as 400 people have been killed in nationwide protests in Libya which has rocked the North African country for the past week.

Meanwhile, Libyan border guards have reportedly withdrawn from their side of the border between Libya and Egypt.

The Egyptian army said it had set up camps and hospitals near the Salum crossing to receive hundreds of Egyptians and protesters fleeing from crisis-hit Libya.

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