Friday, January 11, 2008

81 Arrested in Guantanamo Protest at Supreme Court

Today marked the sixth anniversary of the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Protests against unlawful detention and torture were held around the world, and in Washington, 81 protesters were arrested. Below is a brief video clip of the protest at the U.S. Supreme Court.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eighty-one people were arrested at the Supreme Court Friday in a protest calling for the shutdown of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. . .

They were charged with violating an ordinance that prohibits demonstrations of any kind on court grounds. Those arrested inside the building also were charged under a provision that makes it a crime to give "a harangue or oration" in the Supreme Court building.

GITMO Protest at the Supreme Court