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IRAN: Expatriates in Europe, U.S. mourn demonstrators killed in clashes

June 18, 2009 | 12:36 pm

Hundreds of Iranians living in Europe were out on the streets today in a show of solidarity with Iranian opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Protesters in Tehran staged another large march to mourn those killed in clashes with police and security amid demonstrations over the disputed election.

Gatherings also are planned in the coming days in the United States and Canada.

Up to 800 people, most of them expatriates, gathered in Stockholm’s main square in Sweden, the Associated Press reported. Hundreds more rallied outside the Dutch parliament in the Hague. Smaller protests were reported in Paris.

In Los Angeles, protesters plan to gather tonight for a candlelight vigil at the IMAN Cultural Center.  Similar events are planned tonight in Washington, D.C., and on Friday in Seattle and Toronto, according to Twitter posts.

-- Alexandra Zavis in Los Angeles

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