Libyans Storm Militia Compounds in Protest Against Attack on US Consulate in Benghazi
Thousands of Libyans, angry over the killing of American Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, have stormed militia compounds in Benghazi. Fox News’ Greg Palkot reported that an aide to the president in Libya says they are happy with the events overnight, until things took a turn for the worse. Earlier on Friday, there was a peaceful rally by thousands of Libyans in support of Amb. Stevens and to protest a string of incidents caused by militia groups.
Protesting near the headquarters of Ansar Al-Shariah and other militia compounds turned into a violent storm ending with 11 people dead and 70 more injured. That militia group is suspected in Libya of direct involvement
in the killings at the US consulate. After protestors ransacked the compound, Ansar Al-Shariah announced they were evacuating Benghazi for security reasons.