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Shut Down Guantánamo! Weekly Protests in April 2008

London Guantánamo Campaign | 17.03.2008 16:47 | Anti-militarism | Repression | Terror War | London | World

Since February 2007, the London Guantánamo Campaign has been holding a weekly vigil outside the US Embassy in Mayfair. At 6-7pm at the start of every weekend, come rain or shine, we’ve been there, supported by many individuals and groups over the past 14 months, to call on the American government to shut down Guantánamo Bay and other illegal jails in the “war on terror” and to respect human rights and the rule of law. The message is simple: no torture, no detention without trial!

From April 2008, we will be taking our weekly protest all over London, visiting different sites each week. Many corporations and governments, including our own, are complicit in the spider web of abuse and torture in the name of the “war on terror” in Guantánamo and all over the world.

Join us at our weekly actions in April at:
Friday 4 April: 6-7pm: Starbucks Café, 55-59 Oxford Street, London, W1D 2EQ (nearest tube: Tottenham Court Rd.) – Soho side of Oxford Street: a frappuccino to go and a spot of “waterboarding” is all in a day’s work for interrogators at Guantánamo Bay. Detainees have allegedly been offered Starbucks coffee in return for confessions. Join us outside this outlet of a co-operator in torture.

Friday 11 April, 5-7pm: US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 2LQ (nearest tube: Bond Street): we will be joined on this day by Solidarity for an Independent and Unified Iraq in a longer, silent vigil to mark the fifth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad in the war in Iraq. Join us for this anti-war protest and against secret jails and detention without trial by the US in Iraq, Guantánamo Bay and elsewhere.

Saturday 19 April, 1-3pm: Ladbroke Grove tube station, Ladbroke Grove, W10 6HJ (nearest tube: Ladbroke Grove): a monthly stall to raise awareness about the plight of Binyam Mohamed, the last Londoner in Guantánamo, in his local area. For more details about this action, please call Sheraz on 07717 204 297.

Friday 25 April, 6-7pm: US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 2LQ (nearest tube: Bond Street): Shut Down Guantánamo! vigil.

For the last two weeks of March, 21 and 28 March, we will be continuing our regular vigils outside the US Embassy. We are currently meeting at the corner of North Audley Street and Upper Brook Street as the Embassy has completely shut off access to one side of Grosvenor Square. Come and join us there!

We will be updating details of vigils each month so please watch this space!

For more details, email

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