Friday, January 27, 2012

Shut Down Guantánamo! - Candlelight Vigil to Mark Fifth Anniversary of Protest, 3 February

Friday 3 February. 6-8pm, outside the US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London W1A 1AE (nearest underground: Bond Street/ Marble Arch)
A decade since the arrival of the first twenty inmates at Guantánamo Bay, the campaign to close the extra-legal US military prison and torture camp is far from over.
In February 2007, the London Guantánamo Campaign began a regular presence outside the US embassy in Mayfair, calling for the return of the eight British residents still being held indefinitely at the US naval base on an occupied corner of Cuba, and for the closure of this legal black hole. Six of the men have since been released, all but one of them to the UK.
Five years on, the prison camp is still open and two British residents remain: Shaker Aamer and Ahmed Belbacha. Over that period, we have held weekly - for the first year and a half - and then monthly demonstrations, which continue to this day. These have included special actions, such as in solidarity with accused Wikileaks whistleblower Private Bradley Manning and other US prisoners, with Canadian child soldier Omar Khadr during his military tribunal, and to mark the tenth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.
To mark our five years of witness, we will hold a special two-hour candlelight vigil on Friday 3 February, 6-8pm. Please join us.
We will have some special performances from 6.30-7.30pm, including:
- Actors for Human Rights, performing from the Rendition Monologues- Sergio Amigo, actor / performer, reading poems by the prisoners
If you are a spoken word artist and would like to contribute, please get in touch.
Facebook event:
All are welcome. For more details, e-mail or call 07809 757 176

Report of the very first demonstration in February 2007:

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