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.
Iranian militiamen opened fire at protesters in Tehran on Monday, allegedly killing one and wounding others. Hundreds of students have been arrested as tens of thousands of people rallied for opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi. The supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has finally called for a review of Friday’s election results at the heart of the unrest.
Millions of Iranians headed to the polls Friday in what appeared to be record numbers for a presidential election. Voters will decide between incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and three opposition candidates, the most popular of which, the reformist Mir Hossein Mousavi, has gained lots of attention from young people and women.