Human Rights protesters dressed in orange prison-style jumpsuits to demand the closure of Guantanamo Bay on the 10th anniversary of the US military detention camp.
“Today as a mother who lost her son (in 9/11) on that disastrous day I demand, I request that this Guantanamo Bay and this injustice be shut down,” said one protester.
Another added: “We want to send a very strong message to the White House, to the Supreme Court, to the Capitol, that in fact Guantanamo breaks international law. This prison is illegal and action should be taken to close it.”
The US set up the camp as part of the so-called ‘War on Terror’ to imprison suspects with alleged al-Qaeda or Taliban links. However, critics oppose the holding of inmates indefinitely and without charge.
President Obama vowed to shut the base down after his 2008 election but has failed to do so.
Ten years on and calls continue for "Gitmo" to close