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KFC, Hardee's, Krispy Kreme attacked in Tripoli, Lebanon (VIDEO)

Protesters turn attention to all things American by destroying KFC, restaurants.

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Men ransack US fast food chains Hardee's, KFC and Krispy Kreme as they protest against the controversial film "The Innocence of Muslims" in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on September 14, 2012. The low-budget movie, which ridicules the Prophet Mohammed and portrays Muslims as immoral and gratuitously violent, has triggered protests in several countries. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Protesters in Tripoli, Lebanon have turned their anger towards all things American today, torching KFC, Hardee’s and Krispy Kreme outlets.

The fires come as Pope Benedict XVI tours Lebanon and demonstrations across the Middle East rage in reaction to “The Innocence of Muslims” film.

Angry residents threw rocks and other objects at the American restaurant chains soon before flames engulfed the buildings.

The protesters screamed, “Muslims raise your hands, we don’t want the Pope,” The Telegraph reported.

Friday is the Muslim day of prayer, and thousands marched in a dozen countries in reaction to “The Innocence of Muslims,” an amateurish short film that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad.

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Demonstrators marched on cities across the Middle East after Friday's prayers.

The film is given as a reason why protesters stormed the Libyan consulate on Tuesday and killed American ambassador Chris Stevens and three of his staff members.

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