Demonstrators in Tripoli, Lebanon, burned down a restaurant belonging to US-based chain KFC in protest against an anti-Islamic film mocking the Prophet Muhammad. At least one person was killed and 24 were wounded in the clashes.
Hundreds of demonstrators massed in protest against the Pope’s three-day visit to Lebanon and shouted anti-American slogans.
The chants included ”We don’t want the Pope,” and “No more insults [to Islam],” witnesses reported.
Security forces fired warning shots into the air in an attempt to disperse the protesters, the National News Agency reported.