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Tri-City Iranian's Talk About Political Unrest in Iran

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KENNEWICK, Wash-- Political unrest and heavy protesting continues in Iran and for some, it hits close to home.

KNDU talked two local Iranians about President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's controversial re-election.

Moe Davari and Ray Khoyi have been living in the Tri-Cities for decades, but they say it's frightening to hear what is going on in Iran. After last week's election, hundreds of thousands of protestors took to the streets demanding a recount. Both men say many Iranians want change and more freedoms.

"You want at some point to separate religion from government, that's the bottom line is separating religion from politics and let people have the freedom to preach any kind of religion they want, to be free in every way," said Khoyi.

Early reports had predicted Ahmedinajed to be in a close race with opponent Mir Hossein Mousavi, but Ahmedinejad won in a landslide.

Some are saying the election was rigged, but the president insists it wasn't.