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Protests against the results of the controversial 2009 Iranian presidential election (Persian: اعتراضات علیه نتایج انتخابات ریاست جمهوری سال ۱۳۸۸), a controversial victory by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad happened in major cities nationwide from 2009 into early 2010.

The protests were titled the Iranian Green Movement (Persian: جنبش سبز Jonbesh-e Sabz) by its supporters and Persian Awakening, Persian Spring or Green Revolution.

Protests began the night of 12 June 2009. Ahmadinejad called the protests a little more than "passions after a soccer match".

The Iranian government confirmed the deaths of 36 people during the protests, while unconfirmed reports by Mousavi supporters allege at least 72 deaths (over twice as many) in the three months following the election.

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