Protestors Against Iranian Elections Dispersed by Police in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian police have fired tear gas to disperse about 500 Iranian students who staged a protest over the results of their home country's disputed election.

The demonstrators gathered outside the U.N. office in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, holding posters denouncing what they called vote-rigging in last week's election.

Malaysian police used teargas to break up a crowd of around 500 Iranians demonstrating outside the United Nations mission against Iran's contested presidential election, a Reuters photographer said.

Some 700 Iranians gathered at the representative office of the United Nations here on Monday in an attempt to submit a memorandum to protest the political developments in Iran.

The Iranians, mostly students, reportedly began to gather at the Wisma UN in the afternoon and refused to disperse after repeated requests, even after police shot the warning tear gas.