The Libyan Islamist miltia Ansar al-Sharia have announced they have evacuated their bases in Benghazi. Spokesman Yousef al-Jehani told Reuters:
The commander of the battalion gave orders to members to evacuate their premises and hand them over to the people of Benghazi. We respect the views of the people of Benghazi, and to preserve security in the city we evacuated the premises.
The group had been the target of a mass protest in the city on Friday night.