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Day after missile strikes, San Diegans rally for peace

Posted at 5:53 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 21:04:34-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — About 20 people rallied in Balboa Park Wednesday morning, pushing for peace the day after Iran launched a missile attack against military bases in Iraq housing US forces.

“The perpetuation of war in our United States unacceptable,” said Mejgan Afshan.

Peter Behravesh was also there. He was born in the US but says his father is Iranian and still has family in the country.

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“I’m optimistic but I’m still holding my breath,” he said about President Donald Trump’s comment that the US is “ready to embrace peace.”

“Trump might say this is over and he is going to end things now, but there is nothing to stop him from unilaterally assassinating another foreign general,” said Behravesh.

Another rally was scheduled in Balboa Park on President’s Way at 6 p.m. Wednesday.