Saturday, January 12, 2008
Shut down Guantanamo prison in Cuba
San Fancisco Bay Area Human Rights groups join International Day of Action to Shut Down Guantánamo. The candlelight march highlighted demands for an end to torture and indefinite detention, and the repeal of Military Commissions Act.
The act took place yesterday, January 11, 2008. It was co-sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, the San Francisco office of Amnesty International USA, and the Presenté affinity group of Marin, the march assembled at 4 p.m. at the steps of the U.S. Court of Appeals at 95 7th St., at the corner of Mission St. The marchers then proceeded down Market St. to the Justin Hermann Plaza. Activists dressed to represent the Guantánamo detainees – wearing orange jumpsuits, black hoods, and chains – lead the way; other marchers were orange armbands and carried candles.
PROTESTERS MARK SIX YEARS OF GUANTANAMO