On Friday, 11 years after the first detainee was brought to the U.S. facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in the "war on terror," members of activist organizations such as Amnesty International and the Center for Constitutional Rights gathered in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. The demonstrators call for the prison to finally be closed and those detained there to get fair trials or to be released.
Rights activists the seeking closure of the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday. They are clad in black hoods in same the manner that the prison detainees are when being moved. (Chet Susslin)
Cards with the names and status of detainees still being held at Guantanamo Bay prison sit on the sidewalk. (Chet Susslin)
Pardiss Kebriael of the Center for Constitutional Rights, an attorney for some Guantanamo detainees,addresses the crowd. (Chet Susslin)
Protesters dressed to represent the detainees wait for the program to start. (Chet Susslin)
Michelle Ringuette, Amnesty International's head of campaigns and programs, speaks to the crowd. (Chet Susslin)
With the Capitol in the background, protesters hold signs calling for trials for the detainees at Guantanamo Bay. (Chet Susslin)