Hundreds of protesters from Amnesty International USA marched through downtown streets of the nation's capital as they protest the 10th anniversary of Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba on Jan. 11.
Amnesty International USA is human rights organization committed to advocating for human rights worldwide, and Wednesday's rally in D.C. was just the centerpiece of rallies throughout the world.
In press release issued by Amnesty International USA, the organization stated that "failure of the U.S. government to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay is leaving a toxic legacy for human rights."
As protesters left their staging point at Lafayette Park enroute to the Supreme Court, a group of 100 or more people stood in front of the White House to publicly display their lack of confidence in President Barack Obama as they stood in orange jumpsuits (the jumpsuit represents prison uniforms).
President Obama made a pledge to close the Guantánamo detention facility by Jan. 22, 2010; and as of mid-December, 171 men were still being held at the prison, according to Amnesty International USA.