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Local Iranians demanding action against Iranian Gov't

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Dozens of people lined up outside Horton Plaza Sunday to protest executions in Iran and demand the release of seven Iranian hostages being held at a refugee camp in Iraq.

Since Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, took office in August, he has overseen 200 executions, including 40 political prisoners publicly hanged in the past 10 days.

In September, seven people were taken hostage by a group of militants during an attack on Camp Ashraf that also left 52 dead.  

"We have a gang of, a minority that is running the country and they are just killing, oppressing, destroying the whole nation. I would say that easily more than 90 percent of the Iranian people are against the government," a protestor said.

The protest was hosted by the Coalition for Human Rights and Democracy in Iran.

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