March 17, 2011 / 10:46 PM / 8 years ago

Crowds of Benghazi protesters cheer U.N. resolution

LONDON (Reuters) - Protesters against Muammar Gaddafi in the eastern city of Benghazi cheered and let off fireworks on Friday to celebrate a vote by the U.N. Security Council authorising a no-fly zone over Libya, Al Jazeera television showed.

A crowd of thousands fired guns in the air, set off fireworks and waved flags from the monarchy era in celebration.

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