Rally to Close Guantanamo, May 23, Tiffin

Not Another Broken Promise! Not Another Day in Guantanamo! Global Day of Action to Close Guantanamo and End Indefinite Detention

May 23 Gitmo action

May 23, 2014

Local Rally at Courthouse Square, Tiffin, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

On May 23rd of last year, President Obama again promised to close the detention facility at Guantanamo. His pledge came in response to the mass hunger strike by men protesting their indefinite detention and to the renewed, global condemnation of the prison.  One year later, far too little has changed: few detained men have left the prison and hunger strikes and force feeding continues.

Demonstrations will be taking place across the United States and the world to demand that President Obama and the US Congress end indefinite detention and close the prison at Guantanamo.

Please join Tiffin Area Pax Christi and Project Peace  for a spirited demonstration at Courthouse Square, corner of S. Washington and E. Market Sts., Tiffin on Friday, May 23rd at 4:30 pm.

During his May 2013 speech, President Obama asked the American people: “Look at the current situation, where we are force feeding detainees who are being held on a hunger strike . . . Is this who we are?”  Sadly, as we face yet another broken promise, this is who we are — a country that indefinitely detains and brutalizes the men in Guantanamo.

The May 23rd Day of Action is being coordinated by Witness Against Torture in collaboration with Amnesty International, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, Code Pink, the Center for Constitutional Rights, Veterans for Peace, World Can’t Wait, Blue Lantern, the Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition, CloseGitmo.net, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, among others.

For more on the Day of Action, go to: www.witnesstorture.org.

Note: If you are in the Toledo area, join NWOPC for their Guantanamo vigil on Sunday May 25, noon-1:30 pm, corner of Talmadge and Sylvania.

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