Skip to main content

According to the BBC, a huge demonstration against Islamic militants in Benghazi ended when ordinary citizens stormed the headquarters of Ansar al-Sharia, the Islamist militia responsible for an attack on the US Embassy. 30,000 protesters marched today against the Islamist group, with the march culminating in a spontaneous attack on the Militia Headquarters. A number of buildings and vehicles have been torched.

The BBC Also Reports that Libyan Security forces joined in with the protesters, attacking a number of militant facilities and forcing the Militia to flee.

The story is still breaking, and there aren't a lot of details yet.

Here's the poster for today's "Save Libya" protest:

Most of the news sites are running with this image:

These images were just tweeted out. First of the protest march:

I think those are Berbers on horses.

Then, of the Militia Headquarters:

Libyans were so horrified by the actions of this militia that they, the ordinary folk of Libya, have risen up against it in force. The whole country needs to know this, and needs to see these images.

5:57 PM PT: I now have confirmed reports including the RT Article posted below by Phil S 33, that the Libyan citizens stormed the facility under heavy fire from militia members. At least eight people are reported wounded at this time, including BTV cameraman Ali Ramli.

6:13 PM PT: Current sources say that there are no deaths, and only one "serious abdominal" injury from tonight's battle.

The people of Benghazi are jubilant.

"Who needs predator drones?" one of them tweeted.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

grytpype, a gilas girl, N in Seattle, SME in Seattle, Louise, GainesT1958, MichaelPH, Angie in WA State, Sylv, DeminNewJ, Alma, Ducktape, CJB, Bill in Portland Maine, scribeboy, Chi, Odysseus, lanshark, ferg, Bri, mwm341, deben, Timaeus, glitterscale, Geenius at Wrok, abarefootboy, Rolfyboy6, Pandora, killjoy, NYmom, mimi, PeterHug, greenbird, bosdcla14, bread, sumitsu, Minnesota Deb, donna in evanston, Wintermute, Andrew C White, SanJoseLady, liz, hyperstation, OLinda, LynnS, rubyr, xynz, polecat, acuppajo, MarkInSanFran, hubcap, niemann, eyeswideopen, Gustogirl, Great Cthulhu, redwagon, missLotus, susans, EricS, theRoaringGirl, cskendrick, Athenian, cyberKosFan, brillig, BlackSheep1, Wee Mama, sja, teresahill, Time Waits for no Woman, highacidity, boadicea, Bionic, Dont Just Stand There, Suvro, taonow, carolkay, retLT, itskevin, thea lake, Glinda, rioduran, antirove, artebella, sidnora, revsue, dangoch, hopesprings, edrie, psnyder, TexDem, Subversive, pat bunny, wordene, MA Liberal, Lawrence, hoolia, exiledfromTN, Damnit Janet, JimWilson, Steven Payne, defluxion10, Catte Nappe, betson08, eodell, RebeccaG, grrr, lcrp, Sophie Amrain, walkshills, outragedinSF, FlyingToaster, Noisy Democrat, zerelda, Sembtex, randallt, parryander, KayCeSF, tomjones, Emmy, valadon, vacantlook, slapshoe, boran2, Josiah Bartlett, Sybil Liberty, xxdr zombiexx, Sassy, sebastianguy99, Armand451, sb, rapala, gammarock, Los Diablo, maybeeso in michigan, Bluesee, marina, 3goldens, Tinfoil Hat, NoMoreLies, DianeNYS, tle, Jeffersonian Democrat, greycat, ichibon, UFOH1, Unit Zero, UncleCharlie, JanetT in MD, subtropolis, newfie, sangemon, democracy inaction, OpherGopher, Jersey Girl, KnotIookin, Alice Venturi, laird, kitchen sink think tank, Omir the Storyteller, kefauver, citizenx, stagemom, Brooke In Seattle, EJP in Maine, Dobber, fixxit, owlbear1, Beetwasher, Annalize5, Viceroy, Pam from Calif, where4art, sofia, Overseas, bmaples, jeff in nyc, Carnivorous Plantling, kaliope, LucyandByron, Tool, spunhard, noemie maxwell, WisePiper, Shotput8, distraught, quiet in NC, captainlaser, terjeanderson, kathny, fhcec, bently, xaxnar, begone, martini, third Party please, poco, Sanuk, gwilson, BachFan, stef, BalanceSeeker, Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse, Sura 109, keeplaughing, RAW, Mr Bojangles, Clytemnestra, edwardssl, mr crabby, seefleur, Dvalkure, KenBee, dougymi, deha, fou, luckydog, Lefty Coaster, blueoasis, SherriG, TalkieToaster, global citizen, The Hindsight Times, Bush Bites, real world chick, JVolvo, Spock36, boatsie, OMwordTHRUdaFOG, middleagedhousewife, MBNYC, BlueMississippi, nother lurker, Clive all hat no horse Rodeo, Stripe, blueoregon, kurt, cohenzee, shaharazade, Statusquomustgo, Brunette, bstotts, blueintheface, ms badger, Quicklund, Nulwee, AntKat, Reel Woman, Sapere aude, bear83, Noor B, asilomar, Ken in MN, Joe Archaeologist, Cronesense, beneldon, tgypsy, bfbenn, gloriana, CTMET, Wino, FishOutofWater, wildweasels, Matt Z, operculum, Jimdotz, terabytes, certainot, deepeco, suejazz, newpioneer, davehouck, bnasley, Seneca Doane, US Blues, buckshot face, SeaTurtle, jnhobbs, gchaucer2, carpunder, OIL GUY, Wreck Smurfy, christianlsv, uciguy30, GeorgeXVIII, janatallow, BasharH, South Park Democrat, TomP, Empower Ink, rmonroe, paxpi, rogerdaddy, olo, RiverCityMadman, hkorens, revm3up, mconvente, condorcet, ChocolateChris, wayoutinthestix, scooter in brooklyn, Sixty Something, parakinesis, bill warnick, bythesea, elwior, Cat Servant, filby, Old Lefty, Akonitum, Its any one guess, mikeconwell, beltane, Calamity Jean, Lujane, TomFromNJ, tofumagoo, pamelabrown, Cassandra Waites, smartdemmg, left my heart, Jake Williams, bluesheep, Jeff Y, catly, temptxan, Gemina13, glendaw271, petulans, Troubadour, My Spin, emidesu, shortgirl, fayea, oldliberal, LaFeminista, 207wickedgood, maggiejean, prettygirlxoxoxo, Bule Betawi, pileta, bluemoonfever, McGahee220, rubyclaire, litoralis, ceebee7, greengemini, divineorder, Magick Maven, not a cent, nofear, Baldur, be the change you seek, jtraynor, tari, Norm in Chicago, notrouble, Zotz, WakeUpNeo, Heianshoka, indres, shopkeeper, EquationDoc, Bonsai66, petral, followyourbliss, UnaSpenser, MKSinSA, oxfdblue, MySobriquet, johnosahon, sfarkash, augustin, Livvy5, schnecke21, orangeuglad, joe from Lowell, deviant24x, TenthMuse, Leftcandid, Larsstephens, Contra, Railfan, Its the Supreme Court Stupid, smileycreek, brentbent, brooklyns finest, coppercelt, mamamorgaine, The Distillery, marabout40, NMDad, KroneckerD, David PA, NJpeach, breathe67, been fooled more than twice, gramofsam1, Tea and Strumpets, politik, David Harris Gershon, cindiloohoo, seishin, klompendanser, taiping1, Crabby Abbey, Polly Syllabic, alguien, Anak, leftist vegetarian patriot, womankind, Eddie L, cordgrass, loveistheanswer, pixxer, ItsSimpleSimon, kacemo, Puddytat, Kristina40, anonevent, sharonsz, ladasue, nawlinscate, rja, nirbama, Betty Pinson, petesmom, science nerd, nosleep4u, therehastobeaway, not4morewars, Actbriniel, Onomastic, Jane Lew, renbear, Maximilien Robespierre, yellow cosmic seed, kerflooey, ladywithafan, Sal Bovoso, ozsea1, spooks51, bgblcklab1, sabo33, sostos, stone clearing, jardin32, vahana, hooktool, AuroraDawn, freesia, Possiamo, Olympia, DesignGuy, Mistral Wind, asterkitty, Hatrax, Nicci August, AnotherAmericanLie, boomerchick, mrsgoo, marleycat, zukesgirl64, Ace Nelson, Lorikeet, sethtriggs, Cinnamon Rollover, Jasonhouse, thomask, BarackStarObama, beka, floridablue, Grandma Susie, IB JOHN, Fire bad tree pretty, antooo, pensivelady, Liberal Mole, poliwrangler, Caddis Fly, Frameshift, randomfacts, bakeneko, Hayate Yagami, SoCalSal, thejoshuablog, jadt65, Mentatmark, Kurt from CMH, Rashaverak, annecros, DEMonrat ankle biter, The BigotBasher, BlueDragon, AnnetteK, Sister Inspired Revolver of Freedom, livingthedream, Only Needs a Beat, jacey, GenXangster, stormicats, RhodaA, OldDragon, anodnhajo, sow hat, Catskill Julie, StonyB, leathersmith, cwsmoke, TheLizardKing, Siri, IndieGuy, David54, Hopefruit2, The Lone Apple, Joieau, pimutant, a2nite, AreDeutz, 815Sox, 2thanks, FloridaSNMOM, congenitalefty, CA ridebalanced, deweyrose, jan4insight, carolanne, BusyinCA, bewareofme, MartyM, srlaserguy, tytalus, oldpotsmuggler, Victim of Circumstance, Glen The Plumber, dotdash2u, wasatch, exterris, fauve, Robynhood too, WheninRome, Hammerhand, Foothills of Oblivion, BobTheHappyDinosaur, GoGoGoEverton, Shawn Russell, Blue Bell Bookworm, nomandates, DamselleFly, Panacea Paola, Dallas L, SanFernandoValleyMom, dear occupant, broths, weck, Ree Zen, mindara, PALiberal1, ReverseThePolarity, JosephK74, Icicle68, Smoh, nice marmot, palebluedot13, Ishmaelbychoice, LilithGardener, SC Lib, Jim Domenico, duhban, ConfusedSkyes, Xenophanes, svip

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site