Iranian protesters promised that ‘fire will be reciprocated with fire’
By Peter Aitken
The most blatant and overt act of opposition to the regime was committed by Iranian protesters on Thursday night when they set fire to the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini Museum.
A museum honoring the regime’s founder that was set up in his house after his passing is seen on video of the incident burning down.
In two videos that Fox News Digital has obtained, spectators cheer the museum’s burning, and a woman exclaims “Great job” after witnessing the act.
Midway through September, protests broke out after Mahsa Amini, 22, was detained by Iran’s morality police for allegedly breaking the country’s hijab laws. An hour later, they rushed her to the hospital with what appeared to be injuries from a beating. 3 days later, she passed away.
Over the past two months, the regime has fought to put an end to the demonstrations while observing almost helplessly as they spread to more than 140 cities and towns nationwide. Iran International reports that over 15,000 people have been detained and over 350 people have been killed by security forces.
A member of the anti-regime group People’s Mujahedin, also known as MEK, told Fox News Digital that children as young as 10 years old have died due to the actions of the security forces.
The regime has indiscriminately attacked the crowds in order to try and dampen the protests, but they have only appeared to further spur them.
The demonstrators have used arson in response to the crackdown, burning down a number of buildings in addition to the Ayatollah museum. On Friday, the protestors set fire to an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps base in Mahabad.
The regime even referenced arson as one of its chief causes in choosing to hand down a death sentence this week, as the courts started ordering execution for some protesters – but the act has only further inspired the protesters to continue with their cause.
Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, said in a statement Thursday that the people have pledged “fire will be reciprocated with fire.”
“The world witnessed the decisive resolve of the people to overthrow the regime and establish a democratic republic based on the people’s votes and the separation of religion and the state,” Rajavi said. “The oppressors do not have the ability to confront a nation that has risen up.”