Unilever said it had been given time to prepare for the action, which it described as "disproportionate", but unions claimed the walkouts would hit production of brands including Persil, PG Tips, Marmite, Pot Noodle, Lynx, Flora and Wall's ice cream.
Nigeria's government is deploring what it calls a disproportionate use of force by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
: Summoned Israel's ambassador, demanding an explanation for the violence, and condemned what it called the disproportionate use of force.
Greece, Egypt, Sweden, Spain and Denmark summoned Israel's ambassadors demanding explanations for the violence, with Spain and France condemning what they called the disproportionate use of force.
Also today, White House spokesperson Dana Perino said that the president holds -- believes that both sides should stand down, but the president does hold the Russians accountable for what he calls a disproportionate response.