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In their zeal to protect one of the last vestiges of Beirut's coast from development, some activists have fallen afoul of the truth, wittingly or not.
Labels like "terrorist" and "traitor" are a favored way to target individuals and groups that have fallen afoul of the ruling AKP.
Now, after operating continuously for more than 24 years, the fast-food joint and three other McDonald's restaurants in Moscow, have fallen afoul of Rospotrebnadzor, the regulator that President Vladimir Putin's government has often used to punish countries seen as unfriendly toward the Kremlin.
Menes is not the first fowl to have fallen afoul of Egyptian authorities amid the paranoia fueled by the ongoing unrest there.