Iran: Tens of Thousands Mourn Protest Victims
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
Tens of thousands of Iranians gathered around Mir Hossein Mousavi on Thursday to mourn those killed during the election protests. At least eight people have died. On Friday, the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will lead prayers at the University of Tehran, the scene of a bloody crackdown a few days ago, and is expected to address how the government plans to resolve the crisis.
Tens of thousands of supporters of defeated presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi rallied in downtown Tehran Thursday to mourn those killed in mass demonstrations against what he says was a rigged election.
Chanting Allahu Akbar (God is greatest) and dressed in black, they gathered in Imam Khomeini Square, a day after Mousavi called on supporters to gather in mosques or at peaceful rallies to show solidarity with the victims and their families.
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