Anti-torture protesters arrested in front of Dick Cheney’s home
Police arrested two anti-torture protesters in front of former Vice President Dick Cheney’s home in McLean, Va. on Saturday.
About 20 protesters from the anti-war group Code Pink, some wearing orange prison in jumpsuits, walked onto Cheney’s property to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Reuters reported.
Police asked the group of protesters to leave and all obliged except for two members of the group, who were then arrested on trespassing charges.
Code Pink said Tighe Barry, 57, and Eve Tetaz, 83, were unfairly singled out for arrest.
Another group of protestors reportedly held a demonstration without incident outside the home of CIA Director John Brennan in the Washington, D.C. suburb of McLean, Va. on Saturday.
The demonstrations, part of Code Pink’s “Guantanamo Anniversary Weekend Torturers Tour,” come about a month after a Senate report found that officials at the CIA deceived the public, the White House and Congress while brutally interrogating prisoners since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.
Cheney has reportedly defended the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques on terrorism suspects.