62 Arrested at White House in Guantanamo Demonstration

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62 Americans, dressed in the orange
jumpsuits and black hoods that have become the symbol of Guantanamo
detainees, were arrested in front of the White House in a nonviolent
demonstration this afternoon.

The demonstrators each had the name of a detainee stenciled on the back
of the jumpsuit. 55 of the detainees represented were cleared for
release by the Bush administration but not released; an additional 5
died at the prison.

This event capped the 100 Days Campaign to Close Guantanamo and End
Torture, which pressured President Obama to close the prison and end
America's policies of torture and indefinite detention within his first
100 days in office.

The day began with a march from the Capitol to the White House,
organized by Witness Against Torture, Amnesty International, TASSC, and
other groups.

See also: Photos from today's action and past days

Statement: Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: Accountability, Torture, and the Obama Administration

 

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