Thousands Take To Streets To Protest Iranian Election Outcome

06.15.09 | FL News Team

The streets of downtown Tehran were packed this morning with tens of thousands of supporters of unsuccessful presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi. The pro-reform candidate lost Friday's election to hardline incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The result triggered accusations of vote rigging and calls for the official results to be tossed out. The demonstrators marching through Tehran today can be seen wearing Mousavi's signature green campaign color and heard chanting, "Mousavi take back our votes."