Stand With Guantanamo Hunger Strikers: Shut It Down Now!

Posted on April 11, 2013

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April 11 , 2013
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Federal Plaza
50 W. Adams Street

Stand With Guantanamo Hunger Strikers: Shut It Down Now!
WHEN: April 11, 4:30p – 6:30p
WHERE: Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams Street
DESCRIPTION: ¬†As the two month old hunger strike gains more attention from the mainstream media, the situation for those still held grows more dire by the day. The attention the hunger strike is being paid creates an important and urgent opportunity for the people of conscience who know that Guantanamo is a crime and completely illegitimate to act now to demand that these courageous men be released and that Guantanamo be shut down. We cannot allow Guantanamo to become the tomb of these men! For this reason World Can’t Wait, Witness Against Torture, and the Center for Constitutional Rights have called for a national day of protest against Guantanamo. Here in Chicago World Can’t Wait, Witness Against Torture, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Illinois Coalition Against Torture, and 8th Day Center for Peace and Justice are Co-Sponsoring a protest on Thursday April 11th to coincide with the protests across the country. * Meet at Federal Plaza at 4:30 PM for a short rally. * Nine people in orange jumpsuits will represent the 9 men who have died waiting for justice. * We encourage people to bring signs and banners and especially posters with the twitter hashtag #GitmoFreedomStrike or #GitmoHungerStrike for passerby with cellphones to find out what this is all about * We will process up State St, starting at Jackson and going up to Lake St. * We will close up by Lake & State with a poem and singing. There will be orange ribbons to represent the 166 men still held at Guantanamo.