A group of protesters set fire to the Swedish embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday night, Iraqi media outlet reported on Thursday.
Video footage showed plumes of smoke rising from the Swedish embassy building in Baghdad less than an hour after storming it.
Hundreds of protesters stormed the Swedish embassy in Baghdad in a protest against Swedish authorities granting permission to burn the Holy Qu’ran in front of the Iraqi embassy in Stockholm.
Photos and videos documented crowds storming the courtyard of the embassy in Baghdad, chanting religious slogans calling for support for the Qu’ran.
Earlier, the Swedish police have once again granted permission for the Iraqi refugee, Salwan Momika, to stage a demonstration in front of the Iraqi embassy in Stockholm, where he plans to burn a copy of the Qu’ran and the Iraqi flag.