Protesters storm Swedish embassy in Baghdad and set it on fire in retaliation for plans to burn Quran in Sweden(Videos)



Hundreds of protesters stormed thelm Swedish embassy in central Baghdad, Iraq in the early hours of Thursday morning, July 20, scaling its walls and setting it on fire in protest against the expected burning of a Koran in Sweden.

All Baghdad embassy staff were safe, the Swedish foreign ministry press office said in a statement, condemning the attack and urging Iraqi authorities to protect diplomatic missions.

Thursday’s demonstration was called by supporters of Shi’ite cleric Muqtada Sadr to protest the second planned Koran burning in Sweden in recent weeks, according to posts in a popular Telegram group linked to the influential cleric and other pro-Sadr media.

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