Unrest Spreads in Iran

Continuing protests after the disputed June 12 election in Iran pose the most serious challenge to its government since the 1979 Islamic revolution. Despite a government ban, a massive demonstration went ahead on June 15 in the capital city of Tehran. Mir Hossein Mousavi, the main challenger to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, addressed the rally from atop a car, telling demonstrators: "The vote of the people is more important than Mousavi or any other person." Late in the day, one person was killed and others wounded when a pro-government militia fired on demonstrators attacking its compound, news agencies reported.

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