UPDATE 6/16/09: Live feed from English-speakers in Iran via Friendfeed.

Iranian police forces have opened fire on protesters who refuse to accept the government’s declaration of victory for Mahmoud Ahamadinejad. At least one person has been killed, and many more have been injured. There are now leaks that Ahmadi came in THIRD in Iran’s presidential elections, where there was an 85% voter turnout. How did they count all 40 million hand ballots in just a few hours before declaring the winner? The BBC and many other foreign journalists have been kicked out, cellphone service has been cut, and Iranian websites are being jammed and banned.

Reformist opposition candidate Hossein Mousavi’s supporters thronged the streets of Tehran despite the country’s interior ministry saying any rally held today would be illegal. Mr Mousavi was widely expected to beat Ahmadinejad in Friday’s poll, but official results gave the incumbent 62.63 per cent to his challenger’s 33.75 per cent.

Two days after calling the results a “divine miracle”, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has approved a request from Mr. Mousavi to investigate allegations of electoral fraud. Mousavi told his supporters: “The vote of the people is more important than Mousavi or any other person.” The guardian council, which has been asked by the Ayatollah to investigate the claims of electoral fraud, is expected to announce the outcome into its inquiry in ten days.

Writing on his website earlier, Mr Mousavi said: “Today, I have submitted my official formal request to the council to cancel the election result. “I urge you, Iranian nation, to continue your nationwide protests in a peaceful and legal way.”

The protesters are still managing to get pictures and information out of Tehran. Twitter, in particular, is still functioning for many…and the pictures and news are incredible. Many of the youth in the country are determined that the world see what can only be described as the beginning of a revolution. Real-time pictures are pouring in via Picfog from Twitter. Andrew Sullivan is following the tweets closely here. There are rumors that a fake assassination attempt will be made tomorrow on Ahmadinejan. Protesters want to give the world a heads-up.

Here are a few vids that made it out. There is no Second Amendment in Iran. So far, no word from Barry.

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