Pastor Terry Jones discusses deadly Libyan protest
An attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya led to the death of an ambassador and three other Americans.
Protestors, who were instigated by a YouTube trailer of an anti-Muslim movie, took to the streets Tuesday in a violent display of anger. Images of protestors displayed showed protestors ripping through an American flag have perforated nearly every media outlets.
According to The New York Times, the movie “Innocence of Muslims” has been heavily supported by Gainesville pastor Terry Jones, who is infamously known for his views on Islam.
WUFT spoke with Jones on Wednesday, who said he was not as involved in the movie as some may believe.
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A potential ordinance in Tallahassee, which would strictly limit the presence of homeless people in public places, was discussed Friday. Some Gainesville officials are advocating for a more collaborative way to address the issue.
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Update 7/27/2015 at 7:15 p.m.: The suspect has been identified as Earl Jackson, according to a news release from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.