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Iranian New Yorkers Protest Ahmadinejad's Re-Election

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Dozens of Iranian New Yorkers rallied outside the Iranian consulate in Manhattan on Saturday after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was re-elected in Iran.

The group that gathered in Murray Hill supported reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, who claimed victory Friday, and said their votes were not counted and the election was stolen from them.

Officials say Ahmadinejad won 63 percent of the vote, while Mousavi won 34 percent.

"Many people went and voted in Iran for a change, and the results of our votes are not being respected in an unprecedented way in Iran," said one protester.

"We're just here to try and spread the word. I don't feel like a lot of people really know what's going on in Iran," said another. "And I think that's important to try to represent the people who are there."

Iranians in the city were able to vote in the election at polling centers in Manhattan and Queens.

Protests also erupted in Iran Saturday, including thousands of Mousavi's supporters who marched the streets in Tehran.

Protestors set tires on fire and threw stones at riot police, who responded with clubs.

Speaking at a Saturday event at Niagara Falls, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States is monitoring the situation.

A record number of voters turned out for Iran's presidential election.

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