When I first arrived in Libya, the people here were adamant that this was their revolution, and that they didn’t want any Western intervention.

Now, a couple of weeks later and with an increasing toll being inflicted by Qaddafi jets bombing rebel positions, the mood is changing.

In front of Benghazi’s tribunal, the make-shift headquarters of the revolution, large letters painted on the ground spell out “Where are the United Nations?”.

A group of women and children demonstrated today, calling for a UN-imposed No Fly Zone. The fact that many of their banners and placards were in English and in French didn’t go unnoticed - these were calls intended for us, the international media, to broadcast “home”.

As the rebels seem to be losing ground at the front-line as Qaddafi jets bomb their positions, the revolution seems to be faltering.