WATCH: Iraqi protesters defend themselves from cops, with lions

As massive protests rock Baghdad, one protester brought a young lion for protection.

A lion sits in a small and delapitated cage at the Rafah Zoo in the Gaza Strip (photo credit: FOUR PAWS)
A lion sits in a small and delapitated cage at the Rafah Zoo in the Gaza Strip
(photo credit: FOUR PAWS)
Iraqi protests rocked the middle eastern nation recently as thousands took to the streets and called for an end to corruption and what some see as an Iranian take-over of the country. 
 
According to Turkish media, one protester brought a lion to help him stay safe from police brutality and protect other protesters. 
The lion is seen in the video wrapped with the Iraqi flag.