Iranian protesters torched the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini Museum on Thursday night in the clearest and most direct act of defiance against the regime.
Video of the event shows a fire raging through the museum, which commemorates the founder of the regime and was established in his home after his death.
In two clips obtained by Fox News Digital, people cheered the burning of the museum, with one woman saying “Good job” after confirming the act.
The protests began in mid-September after Iran’s moral police arrested 22-year-old Mahsa Amini for allegedly violating the country’s hijab laws. She was rushed to the hospital an hour later with what appeared to be injuries sustained from a beating. She died three days later.
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The regime has struggled to quell the protests over the past two months, watching almost helplessly as the protests spread to more than 140 cities and towns across the country. Security forces killed some 350 people and detained more than 15,000, according to Iran International.
A member of the anti-regime group the People’s Mujahideen, also known as the MEK, told Fox News Digital that children as young as 10 have been killed due to actions by security forces.
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The regime has indiscriminately attacked crowds to try to dampen the protests, but they only seem to spur them further.
Protesters used arson in response to the crackdown, setting fire to several buildings in addition to the Ayatollah museum. On Friday, protesters torched an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps base in Mahabad.
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The regime even referenced arson as one of its main causes in deciding to hand down a death sentence this week, as courts began ordering the execution of some protesters, but the act has only inspired protesters to continue with its cause.
Maryam Rajavi, leader of the MEK, said in a statement on Thursday that the people promised that “fire will be returned with fire.”
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“The world witnessed the decisive decision of the people to overthrow the regime and establish a democratic republic based on the votes of the people and the separation of religion and state,” Rajavi said. “The oppressors do not have the capacity to confront a nation that has risen up.”