May 112013

Published on May 11, 2013
By Press TV

Tens of political activists have gathered in front of the White House, calling on US President Barack Obama to close the Guantanamo Bay Prison in Cuba, Press TV reports.

The protesters in Washington DC wore prison-style jumpsuits in support of the 166 prisoners being held at the notorious US prison.

As a result of the protest, Pennsylvania Avenue was closed down.

Dozens of activists wearing prison-style jumpsuits converged in front of the White House late in the morning and by the afternoon, Pennsylvania Ave was shut down.

Diane Wilson an activist from Texas locked herself to the fence outside of the White House to call for the closure of Guantanamo Bay Prison. Her action–a climax to weeks of demonstrations and earlier events urging for the prison’s closure. She’s on day 10 of a hunger strike in solidarity with prisoners who are also on a hunger strike and are being force fed through nose tubes.