No to the brigades!
September 21, 2012 7:18 PM Subscribe
posted by mhoye (52 comments total)
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"Fierce fighting broke out on Friday night after crowds trying to storm the Benghazi base of a militia blamed for the death of US ambassador Chris Stevens came under fire", reports Chris Stephen in The Guardian
Al Jazeera describes the scene:
"Chanting "Libya, Libya," hundreds of demonstrators entered the compound, pulling down militia flags and torching a vehicle inside the headquarters, Ansar al-Sharia's main base in Benghazi - once the base of forces of former leader Muammar Gaddafi. The crowd waved swords and even a meat cleaver, crying "No more al-Qaeda!" and "The blood we shed for freedom shall not go in vain!"
The BBC reports that
"... earlier, some 30,000 protesters marched through Benghazi calling for an end to the armed groups and a return to the rule of law."