IRAN: Hundreds gather in Westwood to protest Iran election
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Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered in front of the Federal Building in Westwood today, the latest in a string of local protests over allegations of voter fraud in the June 12 Iranian election.
Demonstrators are holding signs that read “stop the killing” in a showing of solidarity for protesters in Iran who are facing a violent crackdown against challenges to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s reelection.
“I personally feel this is [a] movement. It’s an awakening,” said Saro Menar, a 28-year-old graduate student at USC who grew up in Tehran. “It’s not going to go away by cracking down on people.”
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