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Hundreds of Activists Mark Guantanamo 10th Anniversary

Jan. 11, 2012
Guantanamo protesters -- file photo

Hundreds of human rights activists, some in orange jumpsuits, on Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of Guantanamo prison amid chants of "hey hey, ho ho, Guantanamo has got to go!"

All ages joined the revved-up crowd that assembled in front of the White House and marched to the US Supreme Court amid a cold drizzle.

Around 100 wore orange jumpsuits with hoods masking their identity in portrayal of detainees held in the controversial facility at a US Naval base in Cuba. One demonstrator sat in a cage across the street from the White House, with ankles and wrists shackled, to protest what demonstrators called inhumane treatment of Guantanamo detainees.

Protesters held orange-lettered banners that read "Obama Close Gitmo," while holding umbrellas to keep dry under the persistent rain.



Source: Copyright 2012 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH


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