Libya protests: Gaddafi's son admits 'mistakes'
20 February 2011 Last updated at 23:56 GMT
protests: Gaddafi's son admits 'mistakes'
Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's son, Sayf al-Islam, has admitted the country's military over-reacted when dealing with protesters.
But, in a TV address broadcast as violence spread to Tripoli, he accused the opposition and Islamists of trying to break up the country.
He said troops had opened fire on protesters because they were not trained to handle civil unrest.
He also promised "reform and democracy".
Libya's legislative forum would meet on Monday, he added.