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KFC In Lebanon Burned In Anger Over Pope Visit

Lebanese men ransack US fast food chains Hardee's and KFC as they protest against the controversial film 'Innocence of Muslim
Lebanese men ransack US fast food chains Hardee's and KFC as they protest against the controversial film 'Innocence of Muslims' in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on September 14, 2012. The low-budget movie, which ridicules the Prophet Mohammed and portrays Muslims as immoral and gratuitously violent, has triggered protests in several countries. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/GettyImages)

TRIPOLI, Lebanon, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters set alight a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday, witnesses said, chanting against the pope's visit to Lebanon and shouting anti-American slogans.

Locals watching the attack said some people were shouting, "We don't want the pope" and "No more insults (to Islam)".

The incident came as Pope Benedict began a three-day visit to Lebanon and as anger over a film which Muslims have said is blasphemous to Islam spread across the region.

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