45 People Charged over KFC Attack in Tripoli
[An Nahar] Military Tribunal Judge Saqr Saqr charged on Monday 45 people over an attack against a KFC fast food restaurant in the northern city of Tripoli
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, a judicial source told AFP.
The attack was carried out during a protest staged by Islamists in the port city on September 14, during which some 300 demonstrators rallied to denounce a U.S.-made film that mocks Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.
During the protest, a KFC restaurant was set on fire, and protesters clashed with security forces. One protester was killed and some 25 injured.
In charge of state security cases, Saqr charged 45 people over the attack, although only 15 of them are currently in detention.
They were charged for using "violence and issuing threats with knives and sticks against the security forces, for damaging their vehicles, for setting fire to a KFC restaurant, and for opening fire ... provoking the death of a protester," according to the chargesheet.
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