iran-protestNearly a thousand Iranian, mostly students, gathered outside United Nations mission in Jalan Semantan Kuala Lumpur demonstrating against Iran’s contested presidential election.

According to a national daily, Malaysian police had to fire tear gases when they refused to disperse after repeated requests.

The Iranians surged out of the Wisma UN compound and gathered at Wisma HELP’s carpark, shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is great) and then they started singing the Iranian national anthem.

Police started shooting the tear gas into the crowd at about 5.35pm. The Iranians rapidly dispersed after facing nine rounds of tear gas shots.

The tear gas spilled into nearby buildings especially Wisma HELP, where students were in their lecture rooms.

A massive traffic jam was created in the area.