Protesters in a number of countries across the Muslim world vented anger against the West on Friday as the controversy over an anti-Islamic film continued to rage, with a KFC restaurant torched in Lebanon, attacks on U.K. and Germany embassies in Sudan, and violent protests in Egypt.
U.S. embassies and consulates are braced for trouble on the Muslim day of prayer, when demonstrations are often held, following the attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
In Egypt on Friday, people hurled stones at police near the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. “God is greatest” and “There is no god but God,” one group chanted, as police in riot gear fired tear gas and threw stones back at them in a street leading to the fortified U.S. embassy. . .