CAIRO, Egypt: An animal-rights activist dressed in a giant chicken
costume accused employees of fast-food restaurant on Saturday of
attacking him as he was protesting the restaurant.
U.S.-based animal welfare group People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals, or PETA, activists Jason Baker and Nadia Montasser were
distributing leaflets in front of a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet in
downtown Cairo, the group said.
But after distributing about 1,000 pamphlets, Baker alleged some of
the KFC employees attacked him.
"Suddenly, KFC employees came out, first yelling, then pushing me
over, then ripping the sign and kicking me. They ripped the head of
the costume," Baker said. "I got a cut over my eye, and a couple of
bruises, but this is nothing compared to what KFC does to chicken."