Thursday, June 11, 2009
Iranian iReporters say election feels like U.S. in 2008

English-language presidential campaign posters proclaiming "change" and political demonstrations in the center of Iran's capital city seem to channel the atmosphere of the 2008 U.S. presidential election. We're seeing this unique perspective from iReporter visitingiran , who is helping his wife upload photos and videos she is taking on the streets of Tehran ahead of Iran's June 12 presidential election.


visitingiran said the race has evoked strong emotions among those supporting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his challenger, Mir Hossein Moussavi.


"The more educated and the youth are saying they are very, very unhappy with the past four years in terms of a lack of strategy in how to run the country and how to build infrastructure," said visitingiran, who said he supports Mousavi and will vote for him at a polling place in the United States.


The passion on each side seems to be palpable. Some of the people even formed a human chain . We also saw more photos from iReporters like Amirnews , who photographed some green-clad Moussavi supporters protesting outside a polling center north of Tehran.


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