Hundreds of pro-government demonstrators have stormed the headquarters of a radical Salafist group in Libya’s Benghazi as thousands took to the streets to rally against militias on Friday.
Reuters witnesses reported that pro-democracy activists entered the headquarters of the Islamist militia, Ansar al Sharia. The incident took place in the city which became the cradle of last year’s uprising against Muammar Gaddafi regime.
There was no sign of resistance from the militia.
The "Rescue Benghazi day" demonstration drew thousands of people discontent with armed Islamist militias, that refuse to give up their weapons and repeatedly disobey the new Libyan government.
"We entered here to give the place to the national security forces," activist Musaf al-Sheikhy said, according to Reuters.