Sept. 12 - An American staff member of the U.S. consulate in Libya dies after fierce clashes at the compound. Sophia Soo reports.
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As night crept in, protesters gathered in front of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Explosions and gunfire soon erupted, killing one American staff member.
Fires burned in the compound as gunmen fought with security forces in protest against a U.S. film they say is blasphemous.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED RESIDENT, SAYING:
" Stopping is the film is our hope, is our relationship with the Americans. Americans want to say something bad about Prophet Mohammad, Prophet Mohammad, I am speaking in English now to them. So don't make our people angry because they will kill, they will fight, they will do such a situation. This is the situation because of the American channels they want to say something bad about our prophet."
Residents of the area entered the unsecured embassy freely.
Some were seen taking pictures with their mobile phones, while looters raided the compound.
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