Nightly News   |  October 20, 2011

Misrata reacts to Gadhafi’s death

NBC’s Adrienne Mong has the latest from Misrata, Libya, where people reacted to the news of Moammar Gadhafi’s death.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: And now we want to go to Libya . NBC News correspondent Adrienne Mong is the only broadcast network correspondent on the ground in Libya tonight. What's it like there tonight, Adrienne ?

ADRIENNE MONG reporting: Brian , well, Gadhafi 's body was brought here to Misrata . He'll be buried tomorrow, according to Islamic law . A private ceremony we're told and likely an unmarked grave. The dictator's death was announced on Libyan state television by a smiling flag-draped anchor. In Misrata tonight, an autopsy was performed and rebels poised with -- posed with the body, taking pictures on their cell phones. Crowds celebrated in the streets, dancing, honking horns, firing guns into the air. As to questions about how Gadhafi died or who killed him, one person we spoke to laughed and said, 'God killed him.' On Saturday, the interim government will announce the liberation of Libya . As one member told us, 'We are now back in the civilized world.' Brian :

WILLIAMS: Adrienne Mong in Misrata , on