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KFC Protestor Attacked


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."

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full story: http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/02/17/africa/ME-GEN-Egypt-KFC-Protest.php

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