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Iranian Election Protest on Wilshire Scheduled for Tonight

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Just like over the weekend, local Iranians and supporters of a fair voting process will gather outside the Federal Building tonight at 5 p.m. Another one will be held in Irvine.

The world's attention has been focused on Iran for the past few days after an election scandal. On Friday, voters hit the booths to vote for a new President or keep the current one. The results were quickly announced--reform candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi lost to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Protesters are calling it voter fraud.

The most compelling information has come from Twitter, one of the only sources for Iranians to express themselves to the world. It was so important to them, Twitter rescheduled a late night maintenance window (over there, it was mid day) so Iranians could continue to report from the ground what was happening. Other than that, the protests have been huge and a defining moment in history.