More than a thousand escape from Benghazi prison in mass jailbreak

The jailbreak happened as protesters stormed the offices of Islamist-allied parties in Libya’s main cities.

Protesters had massed across the country angry over the killing of an activist critical of the country’s Muslim Brotherhood group.

It is not known if the jailbreak was part of the protests or if inmates received outside help.

A security official from the prison said most of the inmates were being held on serious charges.