(Reuters) -Video clips displaying the ancestral dwelling in Iran of the late founding father of the Islamic republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on hearth have been broadly shared on social media, with activists saying it was torched by protesters.
Reuters verified the situation of two video clips utilizing the distinctive arches and buildings that match file photos.
The semi-official Tasnim information company, nonetheless, denied Khomeini’s home was set on hearth, saying a small variety of folks had gathered exterior the home.
The social media movies present dozens of individuals cheering as a flash of fireplace is sparked in a constructing.
Reuters couldn’t independently confirm the dates when the movies have been filmed. Activist community 1500Tasvir stated the incident occurred on Thursday night in Khomeini’s delivery city of Khomein, south of the capital Tehran.
The home had been transformed right into a museum.
“The report is a lie,” stated the Tasnim information company, including: “the doorways of the home of the late founding father of the good revolution are open to the general public.”
Khomeini died in 1989.
His successor, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has been beneath intense stress from nationwide protests calling for his demise because the Sept. 16 demise of younger Iranian Kurdish lady Mahsa Amini within the custody of Iran’s morality police.
On Friday, the semi-official Tasnim information company reported pro-government demonstrators within the northeastern metropolis of Mashhad, the place two members of the pro-government Basij militia have been killed on Thursday.
Two intelligence brokers have been killed in clashes with protesters on Thursday evening, in line with the Revolutionary Guards’ information web site.
It additionally stated that three different Revolutionary Guards and a Basij member have been killed in Tehran, and one Basiji and one member of the police have been killed in Kurdistan on Thursday.
Iranian media stated two Revolutionary Guards members have been killed throughout unrest within the northwestern metropolis of Bukan and a police colonel died in Sanandaj, capital of Kurdistan province late on Thursday.