Mon, June 15, 2009
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Pro-reform marchers fill Tehran streets

2009-06-15 14:00:12 GMT2009-06-15 22:00:12 (Beijing Time)

Protestors set fires in a main street in Tehran, Iran in the early hours of Monday, June 15, 2009. (Photo/AP)

A protestor burns trash in the north of Tehran, Iran in the early hours of Monday, June 15, 2009, in protest of the results of the Iran election.(Photo/AP)

TEHRAN, Iran – Tens of thousands of supporters of pro-reform leader Mir Hossein Mousavi are streaming through the center of Tehran in a boisterous protest against election results that declared President Mamoud Ahmadinejad the winner.

The crowd — many wearing the trademark green color of Mousavi's campaign — was headed toward the capital's huge Freedom Square in the largest display of opposition unity since Friday's elections ended with Mousavi claiming widespread fraud.

There was no sign of violence or challenges from security forces. Anti-riot stood by with their helmets off and shields at their sides. '

The march Monday came hours of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ordering an examination into Mousavi's claims of vote rigging. But it was unclear how the investigation will proceed.


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