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Anti-Islam film protests go global

  • At least seven people were killed on Friday over an American-made film that mocks Islam as protests spread around the world.

    Three people were killed after the U.S. embassy in Khartoum, Sudan was attacked.

    In Tunisia, two people were killed after crowds stormed the American embassy compound in the capital Tunis. One death was reported in Egypt and another in Lebanon. All the dead are believed to be protesters.

    The film, titled Innocence of Muslims, portrays the Prophet Muhammad as a womanizer and leader of a bloodthirsty gang of men. Clips were made available online earlier this year with an Arabic voice-over.

    The film's origin and the reason for its production are still unknown.

    In Tunis, the German and UK embassies were also targeted. Neither country has known links to the film.

    Demonstrations also took place outside the American embassy in London while the U.S. embassy in Brussels was evacuated.

    Elsewhere, protesters set fire to a KFC fast-food restaurant in the Lebanese city of Tripoli while in the Afghan city of Jalalabad, demonstrators burnt an effigy of U.S. President Barack Obama.

    There were also protests in Bangladesh, Nigeria’s northern city of Jos and in the Gaza Strip.

    Protests against the film began on Tuesday in Cairo and spread to the Libyan city of Benghazi, where demonstrators stormed the U.S. consulate, killing the ambassador and three other Americans.