Anti-Guantanamo protesters arrested at US Supreme Court

Anti-Guantanamo protesters arrested at US Supreme Court

[JURIST] Seventy-one people were arrested at the US Supreme Court [official website] Friday during a protest calling for the closing of the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba [JURIST news archive]. Protesters were arrested inside and outside the building and charged with violating an ordinance that bars demonstrations of any kind on court grounds. The court building had to be closed briefly because of the disturbance. The Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments on whether detainees have the right to challenge their imprisonment in US federal courts [JURIST report]. AP has more.

Friday protests in the US and around the world marked the six year anniversary of the creation of the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay. Human rights organization Amnesty International [advocacy website] mobilized demonstrations [press release] in cities across the globe, including London, Rome, Sydney, Brussels, Istanbul, and Manila. CBC News has more.