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Protest against Guantanamo Bay Prison

Eighty Arrested at Protests Calling for Closure of Gitmo
The Associated Press

In orange jumpsuits to simulate detainees they were arrested inside and outside of the supreme court. here’s a link to their story. http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/011108R.shtml

Officials briefly closed the court building during the protest. It reopened around 2 p.m. EST.

The original story was in the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-US-Guantanamo-Protest.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
Protests were also held some other world capitals.

In Manila, Philippines, about 30 activists picketed the U.S. Embassy to demand the camp’s closure. ”We are appealing to President Bush and the U.S. government to close Guantanamo Bay now,” said Aurora Parong, director of Amnesty International in the Philippines.

Small demonstrations by Amnesty supporters, also in orange jumpsuits, were held in Rome; Prague, Czech Republic; Brussels, Belgium; and Budapest, Hungary.

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