Police Arrest 14 Suspects in Leb Tripoli's KFC Assault
[An Nahar] The police chief of the northern city of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of thich is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
revealed on Friday that 14 people have been nabbed
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
in the assault on an KFC outlet and the Serail during protests against an anti-Islam U.S. film last week.
Brig. Gen. Bassam al-Ayyoubi said the 14 suspects had set alight the fast food restaurant and tried to storm the Tripoli Serail in protests over the low-budget film "Innocence of Mohammedans" that has fanned global Mohammedan anger.
Police have information about 22 other people involved in the assaults and a manhunt is underway to arrest them, he said.
"No one has (political) cover and security forces will go ahead in their mission," al-Ayyoubi added.
One demonstrator was killed and 25 were maimed in the festivities with security forces last Friday.
Posted by: Fred