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Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Guantanamo 10th anniversary protest: Live Tweets

On the 10th anniversary of Guantanamo Bay detention facility, human rights groups is protesting its continued operation with a demonstration in front of The White House Wednesday that started at noon.


Protesters gather in Lafayette Square on Wednesday. (Jahi Chikwendiu - THE WASHINGTON POST)
The rally will serve as the centerpiece of a series of anniversary protests staged around the world, according to an Amnesty International USA news release.

The march down Pennsylvania Avenue is expected to snarl traffic in downtown Washington. Read more on that from Dr. Gridlock here.

View live tweets, photo and video after the jump:


Activists marched through damp weather to protest the 10th anniversary of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. (Jahi Chikwendiu - THE WASHINGTON POST)
More on the protest: Led by 171 people in orange jumpsuits and black hoods to signify the number of remaining detainees at the center, protesters plan to rally and march from The White House to the Department of Justice, the Capitol and the Supreme Court to demonstrate the “chain of responsibility.” Amnesty and a host of other human rights groups have voiced frustrated that President Barack Obama has yet to honor his election promise to close the center. Some detainees at Guantanamo are also staging peaceful protests by refusing food or sleeping in the recreation center.

By Katherine Driessen  |  12:09 PM ET, 01/11/2012

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