COPENHAGEN, July 24 (Reuters) – Two protesters set fireplace to a duplicate of the Quran, Islam’s holy ebook, exterior the Iraqi embassy within the Danish capital on Monday, risking additional deterioration of relations between the 2 nations.
Protests raged throughout Iran and Iraq after Denmark and Sweden allowed the Quran to be burned underneath guidelines defending free speech. On Thursday, protesters in Iraq burned down the Swedish embassy in Baghdad.
The 2 protesters belonged to a bunch calling themselves “Danish Patriots”, which staged the same protest final week and streamed the occasions dwell on Fb.
A number of thousand Iraqis demonstrated in Baghdad on Saturday in opposition to the fires within the two Nordic nations, throughout a rally referred to as by Iraqi ruling events and armed teams, a lot of that are near Iran.
The organizer of Monday’s protest in Copenhagen trampled on the Koran and set it on fireplace in an aluminum tray subsequent to the Iraqi flag on the bottom.
Iran’s Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stated on Saturday that individuals who desecrate the Quran ought to face “essentially the most extreme punishment”.
Reporting by Louise Breusch Rasmussen, enhancing by Terje Solsvik; Edited by Nick Macfie
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