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IRAN: Mousavi supporters stage silent protest

June 17, 2009 |  6:56 am

A peaceful, nearly silent rally by supporters of failed presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi has begun at Tehran's Hafte Tir Square.

Protesters were heading toward the University of Tehran in a march that began about 3 p.m. The crowd was made up of a diverse group of people -- young and old, blue-collar workers, businessmen, women and students among them.

The protesters marched without speaking, holding aloft banners that read, in Farsi, "Silent" and "Where is my vote?" As the rally began, protesters were composed and there were no incidents with police.

-- Borzou Daragahi