Tuesday, April 02, 2013
London to mark third month of Guantánamo hunger strike (6th April)
A silent cry of desperation: imprisoned for years without trial or charge, fearing that death is the only way out, the vast majority of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay are involved in a hunger strike that has been little acknowledged…
On 6th April, the hunger strike enters its THIRD MONTH. We have a few little reminders for London planned. But we need your help…
On Saturday 6th April: “mission possible” and hunger strike twitter storm at 4pm BST
The mission: to be part of a coordinated visual presence for a couple of hours around London on 6th April to mark the third month of prisoner hunger strikes at Guantánamo Bay.
Your tools: a camera or smartphone, a friend/accomplice, an orange jumpsuit, a hood, and a newspaper with a custom-made headline.
Your job: to sit/stand in the some of the busiest sites around London: the underground, Covent Garden, South Bank, Camden Town, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Big Ben, Oxford Street. You pick.
It doesn’t take much to capture people’s attention, tourist hot-spots are perfect and curious people love taking pictures and uploading them for the world to see.
The message is clear: we won’t let the men unjustly imprisoned in Guantánamo Bay be ignored.
You will be provided with clothing, be part of a team, and be briefed on all your legal rights. If you don’t feel like wearing a jumpsuit, we welcome anyone willing to buddy-up with someone who is and help hand out leaflets.
If you’re interested contact the London Guantánamo Campaign at firstname.lastname@example.org
But be quick. There are only 5 days left before the Hunger Games begin.
Are you in?
This will be followed by a global hunger strike twitter storm at 4pm BST (5pm CET/11am EST). We will soon have further details on this action on our website. Please check it for further details/instructions. Only a Twitter account is necessary. If you’d like to be involved in planning this, please get in touch with us.
On Thursday 4th April, our monthly “Shut Down Guantánamo!” demonstration will be held in solidarity with the hunger strikers. Please join us if you can: 12-1pm outside the US Embassy and 1.15-2.15pm at Marble Arch. Large protests have been held in the past couple of days in Kuwait and Yemen; let’s add London to the chorus of protest at injustice: