Mousavi forced from commemoration gathering
Iranian police on Thursday arrested several mourners and forced defeated candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi from a Tehran cemetery where a hundreds had gathered in commemoration of protestors killed in post-election violence.
“Hundreds have gathered around Neda Agha-Soltan's grave to mourn her death and other victims' deaths ... police arrested some of them ... dozens of riot police also arrived and are trying to disperse the crowd,” one witness told Reuters.
Neda’s death, caught on film and spread throughout the Internet, has become a symbol for the protest movement against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s reelection.
Another witness said Mousavi was “not allowed to recite the Koran verses said at such occasions and he was immediately surrounded by anti-riot police who led him to his car.” “At the same time mourners also surrounded his car and were not allowing him to go. The police then started pushing the mourners after which Mousavi then drove off,” the witness added.