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IRAN: Hundreds gather in Westwood to protest Iran election

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.”

Continue reading Phil Willon's "Hundreds gather in Westwood to protest Iran election" on L.A. Now.

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