For Immediate Release
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Activists to Show Their Support for Accountability for Past Abuses During President's 100 Days Press Conference
Small Group of Human Rights Activists Will Demonstrate in Front of the White House
WASHINGTON - Tonight, a small group of
Amnesty International activists will demonstrate from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House during President
Obama's 100 days press conference urging him to push for accountability
for past detainee abuses.
This is in addition to tomorrow morning's
march (Thursday, April 30) at which Amnesty International, Witness Against
Torture and other activists will march from the Capitol to the White House
to again show their support for a comprehensive, independent and impartial
commission to investigate the past abuses in the Bush administration's
war on terror.
EVENT: Protest calling for accountability for war on terror abuses
WHO: Amnesty International activists
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
TIME: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
LOCATION: North front of the White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning
grassroots activist organization with more than 2.2 million supporters,
activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries campaigning for human
rights worldwide. The organization investigates and exposes abuses, educates
and mobilizes the public, and works to protect people wherever justice,
freedom, truth and dignity are denied.
We are people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world.