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Iranians seen setting fire to ancestral home of Islamic Republic founder Khomeini

The Times of Israel reports: “Protesters in Iran have set on fire the ancestral home of the Islamic Republic’s founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, two months into the anti-regime protest movement, images showed on Friday.

The house in the city of Khomein in the western Markazi province was shown ablaze late Thursday with crowds of jubilant protesters marching past, according to images posted on social media, verified by AFP.

‘This year is the year of blood,’ some were heard chanting, according to a report by the Dubai-based Arab news outlet Al Arabiya, adding that current Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei ‘will be toppled.’

…Khomeini died in 1989 but remains the subject of adulation by the clerical leadership under successor Ayatollah Ali Khamenei…”

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