DORAL (CBSMiami) – About 60 people marched through Doral on Sunday as part of a protest to shut down the Guantanamo Bay detention center.READ MORE: Former US Rep. Carrie Meek Passes Away At 95
According to CBS4’s news partner the Miami Herald, the group made its way from the busy intersection of Northwest 87th Avenue and 36th Street to the U.S. Southern Command complex at 9301 NW 33rd St.
The protesters gathered outside the gates, holding signs and giving speeches.
The protest coincided with the 13th year since the first war-on-terror detainees were sent to the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. According to the Herald, South Florida protesters from Occupy Miami, People’s Opposition to War, Imperialism and Racism took part in the march.READ MORE: Officer Injured, Suspect Dead Following Coral Gables Police-Involved Shooting
The prison now holds 127 captives, 59 of them cleared for release. Of the the original 20 men taken to the prison Jan. 11, 2002, eight remain and five of them are approved for transfer.
Cassia Laham, 25, of Pembroke Pines and one of the organizers, told the Herald the protest was meant to “put public pressure” on President Barack Obama and Congress.
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