Hundreds of protesters set alight a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday, witnesses said... shouting anti-American slogans. Locals watching the attack said some people were shouting... "No more insults (to Islam.)"Further, Russia TV (RT) is reporting (and has photos of the KFC being burned down), "Protesters torch KFC in Tripoli, Lebanon":
300 protesters marched a half-kilometer down the road and attacked an American fast-food chain, setting the building on fire. The restaurant’s employees were evacuated. Following the torching of the American restaurant, the Tripoli protesters regrouped and attempted to storm the Prime Minister’s headquarters at the Grand Serail. Witnesses in the area claimed they heard gunshots. Lebanese officials confirmed that one person was killed and 25 were wounded in clashes between protesters and security forces... The Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI) reported that unknown assailants opened fire near the Tripoli Serail, prompting security forces to fire back...And this news from Business Insider:
protesters also tried to storm the Grand Serail of the city, the headquarters of the Prime Minister.(Photo credit - FreeRepublic via News24.com) UPDATE!! Jay Carney, White House spokesman, said in a press conference late yesterday, attacks across the Muslim world, "not directed at the United States." UPDATE!! Hardees restaurant in Lebanon also attacked.