Bay Area Iranians protest election results

June 13, 2009 7:38:14 PM PDT
Disapproval of the election results in Iran is being heard around the world, including San Francisco.

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A crowd of supporters for Mir Hossein Mousavi gathered Saturday evening at United Nations Plaza to voice their displeasure.

Activists were protesting what they called the "selection" of current President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad -- they say what happened in Iran was not an election.

It was a bilingual protest, with the group yelling in English, "No more lies, no more corruption," and then in Farsi, "Mousavi, return our vote."

A group of about 50 people began to gather around 5 p.m. and then grew to about 100 people by 6 p.m.

The event was organized by the International Alliance of Iranian Students and many of the participants were Iranian citizens who voted in the election.

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