Title:GERMANY: Some 100 demonstrate outside Iran's embassy in Berlin protest against "undemocratic presidential elections in Iran"
Date:13th June 2009
Summary:PEOPLE GATHERED OUTSIDE EMBASSY
Story Text: Some one hundred demonstrators have gathered outside Iran's embassy in Berlin on Friday (June 12) to protest against what they called the "undemocratic presidential elections in Iran."
The protest in the German capital's leafy Zehlendorf district was held as voters in Iran headed to the polls in a hotly contested election and a senior ally of Mirhossein Mousavi said the moderate candidate was on track to defeat hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Protester Sarah Dejam, who said she was a former political prisoner in Iran, said "people in Iran have to choose between bad and worse."
"We don't want that although we know that our demands within this government are not possible."
Luna Shamsi, a young man who had cast his ballot, said "I don't support a theocracy either but I believe that when you get the opportunity to vote at least you should vote for the lesser of the two evils."
"I support more reforms and more freedom in Iran. I believe that with Mousavi we are better off than with Ahmadinejad," Shamsi said.
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