Campaigners will gather outside the U.S. Embassy in London’s Grosvenor Square on Thursday to protest about the American detention camp: Guantanamo Bay.
Guantanamo was opened in January 2002 to house detainees connected with terror in Afghanistan and now Iraq. The camp, which is located in Cuba, is infamous for its use of torture and for violating its detainees human rights with unacceptable living conditions.
In January 2009 Barack Obama signed an order that promised to shut down the detention centre, and to end George Bush’s “War on Terror”. In February of 2013, however, Guantanamo is still open, and there is very small chance that it will be closed in the near future.
The London Guantanamo campaign will protest for its closure for the 6th year a row, and has pledged to do so every February until Guantanamo is closed…
We have set our live reporter Helen-Ann on the case: