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KFC In Lebanon Burned In Anger Over Pope Visit

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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. (STR/AFP/GettyImages) | Getty Images

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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