Campaigners gather outside the U.S. Embassy in London, holding various signs against the prison and some wearing US President Obama masks, to mark the 11th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay U.S. prison in eastern Cuba, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
Friday, January 11, 2013 4:48 pm
Protesters mark 11th year of Guantanamo in London
The Associated Press
About 50 protesters, some wearing orange jumpsuits and masks of President Barack Obama or a dark sack around their heads, turned out for the peaceful demonstration in central London.
The activists called for the release of Shaker Aamer, the last British resident still held at the prison. Aamer, originally from Saudi Arabia, was detained in Afghanistan in 2001 and has been held at Guantanamo since 2002. He has not been charged and has insisted he was in Afghanistan to do voluntary work.
Obama promised when he took office to close the prison but congressional opposition has prevented him from fulfilling that vow.