Videos can be seen on social media of dozens of people cheering as the building is set on fire with a large flash. Based on the characteristic arches and surrounding buildings, it can be deduced that it is most likely the birthplace of the founder of the current Islamic republic.

    The videos appeared online last night. Khomeini’s house, south of the capital Tehran, had been converted into a museum. According to Tasnim news agency, only a few people would have gathered at the house, but nothing else happened.

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Khomeini’s successor, has been under intense pressure for months to end the harsh regime in the country. Iranians are taking to the streets across the country and in other parts of the world. The reason was the death of Mahsa Amini, who died after being arrested by the vice squad. In the meantime, many people have died in protests, and this week a few activists have been arrested sentenced to death.

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