San Diego’s Observance of Int’l Day of Action to Shut Down Guantanamo
Witness Against Torture
Friday, January 11th NOON – 1pm
In front of the San Diego Federal Bldg and Courthouse
880 Front Street (near Broadway) Map This
SAN DIEGO — Friday, January 11, 2008, marks the 6-year anniversary of the first prisoners being brought to Guantanamo by the U.S. government.
Between Noon and 1pm that date, San Diegans will hold a simple vigil in front of the Federal Building and Courthouse in solidarity with organizations and individuals across the world to observe the “International Day of Action to Shut Down Guantanamo” — spearheaded by Witness Against Torture, Amnesty International and National Religious Campaign Against Torture with a permitted demonstration on the National Mall in Washington DC.
In San Diego, organizers plan to echo the Washington DC demonstration with a simple vigil around a core of “prisoners” dressed in orange jumpsuits and black hoods (and perhaps blacked-out goggles and earphones, ala U.S. citizen “enemy combatant,” Jose Padilla).
Participants are being asked to wear Orange, and to take the Trolley if possible [get off at the Civic Center Station (Orange and Blue Lines) on C Street near 2nd Avenue and head west and south 2 blocks]; OR park at Horton Plaza where you can get parking validated at self-serve kiosks (enter garage from 4th Av. just south of Broadway) and head just a few blocks west.