Activists made their way onto the Virginia property of former vice president Dick Cheney to protested the 14th anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.
RT reports: Activists from the anti-war group CODEPINK and Witness Against Torture, many of them wearing military-issued orange jumpsuits, broke through an iron gate surrounding the former vice president’s sprawling property in McLean, Virginia, and demonstrated on his front porch.
Fairfax County Police soon arrived on the scene and escorted the protesters, some of them chanting “arrest Dick Cheney,” off the property.
Two protesters who refused to leave the premises were arrested on trespassing charges, police spokesman Roger Henriquez said, Reuters reported.
Police identified the pair as Tighe Barry, 57, and Eve Tetaz, 83, both from the Washington DC area. The two face misdemeanor charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct, police said.
The demonstrators carried signs that read: “Torturer lives here” and “Stop torture now” and “Close Guantanamo Bay”.
Earlier, the group staged a demonstration outside the home of CIA Director John Brennan, who also lives in McLean, Virginia. None of the activists were arrested in that protest.
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