Supporters of the Sadr Movement in Iraq came near the Swedish Embassy to protest the actions against the Qur’an.
Protesters burned parts of the Swedish Embassy building. Black smoke rose from the building.
Iraqi protesters had broken into the concrete barriers erected around the embassy. Iraqi Foreign Minister condemned the attack on the Swedish Embassy.
The Iraqi government has instructed the security forces to quickly identify the perpetrators.
Sweden announced that its personnel are safe. It was emphasized that Iraqi authorities are responsible for the security of diplomatic personnel.
Sadrists had previously organized an action by raiding the Swedish Embassy building.