Libyan exiles in the UK have blamed to Government's firearms laws on their failure to celebrate the death of Colonel Gaddafi.
The country's former leader for the last 42 years died on Thursday after being captured and then shot by troops of the National Transitional Council.
However, his death was greeted with muted celebrations in the UK and exiles say their inability to fire weapons indiscriminately in the streets was the reason.
"Had we been in Tripoli, Sitre, Benghazi or Tobruk, we'd have been shooting our guns into the air. But because the UK Government has banned us from doing that, we're having to mark the occasion with the random waving of flags and long, seemingly intense discussions outside Starbucks." Almuntasir Ghriba told reporters.
A spokesman for the Government confirmed that requests to celebrate Col. Gaddafi's death in a traditional North African manner had been received but had been rejected on the grounds of safety and the fact that forces from the UK hadn't been heavily involved in his capture or death.