Friday, January 17, 2014
6 February: Candlelight vigil/spoken word outside US Embassy, London, 6-8pm
The London Guantánamo Campaign
Invites you to a
Candlelight vigil and evening of poetry/spoken word
Outside the US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 2LQ
Thursday 6th February marks the seventh anniversary of the London Guantánamo Campaign’s regular demonstrations outside the US Embassy in London. Since February 2007, we have held weekly (until August 2008) and then monthly demonstrations outside the US Embassy calling for the closure of Guantánamo Bay, other similar prisons like it, such as Bagram in Afghanistan, and justice for the prisoners. We will continue until Guantánamo closes.
This date also marks the first anniversary of the current Guantánamo hunger strike, currently involving over 30 prisoners, which started on approximately 6 February last year. The LGC was the first organisation worldwide to hold a solidarity protest with theGuantanamo hunger strike and led an international weekend of action to mark the 100th day in May 2013, as well as other solidarity actions. Over the past year, the LGC has also been involved in solidarity actions with other hunger-striking prisoners, including those in Pelican Bay and American prisoner in Iraq, Shawki Ahmed Omar.
The LGC invites you to join us at a candle light vigil with spoken word. We are inviting the public to join us in a reading of prisoner poetry – from Guantánamo and elsewhere – and to contribute their own in an evening of remembrance and solidarity.
For more details, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org