Protesters storm Libyan government HQ in Benghazi

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 21, 2012 1:33 PM

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A crowd of protesters forced their way inside the local headquarters of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC) in the eastern city of Benghazi Saturday, a Reuters reporter at the scene said.

People in Benghazi, the birth-place of the revolt which forced out former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, have been protesting for weeks to demand the sacking of Gaddafi-era officials and more transparency about how the NTC is spending Libyan assets.

(Reporting by Mohamad Al-Tommy; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Maria Golovnina)