,,,,,,were attacked by Libyan citizens and their compound was destroyed. Protesting Libyans overrun militant compound in backlash against armed groups Updated 12:10 a.m. ET: Hundreds of Libyan protesters stormed the compound of Ansar al-Shariah in Benghazi Friday night, driving out its militant occupants and setting fire to the compound, in an unprecedented public backlash against armed groups that have run rampant in the country since the 2011 ouster of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi. At least one person was killed and 20 wounded in the confrontation, a hospital source told Reuters on Saturday. Ansar al-Shariah is the militant al-Qaida inspired group that some allege played a role in the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. An estimated 30,000 Libyans marched to the group's brigade compound earlier in the day in protest, chanting, "No to militias," the Associated Press reported. According to The New York Times, protesters seized control of several other militia headquarters in the city as well Protesting Libyans overrun militant compound in backlash against armed groups - World News =============================================== Who knows if the protests and the attacks towards Ansar al-Shariah were or were not staged, but the immediate result should be interesting.