Protesters have been allowed to enter the Libyan Embassy in Stockholm and have raised the flag of the monarchy that was toppled by Moammar Gadhafi's military coup in 1969.

About 50 protesters shouting "Libya, Libya" rallied outside the building on Tuesday and urged embassy staff to join them.

Three of the protesters were let into the building and raised the old flag from a flagpole to the cheers of the crowd below.

One of the three, Shaban al-Gale, told the AP that diplomats inside the embassy supported the protesters but had not stepped down.

On Monday three local staff at the embassy resigned to protest the Libyan government's crackdown on demonstrators.

Embassy officials didn't answer calls seeking comment Tuesday.