Demonstrators Protest Contested 2009 Iranian Presidential Election Ahead of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's UN Address

Hundreds of people have gathered near the United Nations to protest Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (ah-muh-DEE'-neh-zhahd) as he prepares to address the UN.

The protesters claim that his June election victory was fraudulent and showed up Wednesday wearing green. That's the signature color of his opposition, led by Mir Hossein Mousavi.

Hundreds of Iranians picketed the Iranian mission to the United Nations in New York on Wednesday, vowing not to accept Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as their president hours before his speech to the United Nations.

"Ahmadinejad is not our president," chanted Iranians who gathered outside the mission near the U.N. headquarters on Manhattan's East Side.