By the time February 24 came around, the revolution was in full swing. Misurata, a costal city 130 miles from Tripoli, was taken by rebels February 23. On the 24, citizens who were still loyal to their president attacked Misurata. Weapons such as rocket-propelled grenades and mortars, they attacked rebels guarding the airport. Rebels had seized an anti-aircraft gun and were using it against their opponet.