Protesters storm main Islamist militia HQ in Libya's Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:28pm EDT

Protesters take part in a march in Benghazi city, September 21, 2012. Thousands of Libyans marched in Benghazi on Friday in support of democracy and against the Islamist militias that Washington blames for an attack on the U.S. consulate last week that killed four Americans including the ambassador. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Protesters take part in a march in Benghazi city, September 21, 2012. Thousands of Libyans marched in Benghazi on Friday in support of democracy and against the Islamist militias that Washington blames for an attack on the U.S. consulate last week that killed four Americans including the ambassador.

Credit: Reuters/Asmaa Waguih

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BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Hundreds of pro-government protesters stormed the headquarters of the main Islamist militia group in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Friday, Reuters witnesses said.

Chanting "Libya, Libya", the demonstrators pulled down flags of the Ansar Al-Sharia militia and torched a vehicle inside the base. There was no sign of resistance from the militia.

Earlier, protesters entered a separate compound belonging to the militia.

(Reporting by Peter Graff; Writing by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Ralph Gowling)

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Comments (5)
jabberwolf wrote:
THIS is what will get support from the West.
THIS is what real muslims need to do to show they will not support,or allow radicals to use islam for their purposes.
Without marches like this, if muslims ignore radical violent muslim terrorist — then the world thinks they support it.

Sep 21, 2012 5:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jabberwolf wrote:
THIS is what will get support from the West.
THIS is what real muslims need to do to show they will not support,or allow radicals to use islam for their purposes.
Without marches like this, if muslims ignore radical violent muslim terrorist — then the world thinks they support it.

Sep 21, 2012 5:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:
Go Libya.

Africans need to get their continent back from the Muslim extremist. At least one nation appears that it wants to move forward and not backwards.

Sep 21, 2012 6:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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