– Demonstrator Hassan Ahmed
"After what happened at the American consulate, the people of Benghazi had enough of the extremists. They did not give allegiance to the army. So the people broke in and they fled.
"This place is like the Bastille. This is where Gaddafi controlled Libya from, and then Ansar al-Sharia took it over. This is a turning point for the people of Benghazi."
A militia group in eastern Libya has said it will disband, hours after military police and protesters drove out militias from the city of Benghazi. On Saturday at least 11 people were killed in fighting.