Twenty demonstrators showed up at former Vice President Dick Cheney’s McLean home in Virgina on Saturday to protest the 13th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison. Some showed up in orange jumpsuits and two people were arrested.
According to Fairfax County spokesman Roger Hernandez, the protestors from the group Code Pink walked up to Cheney’s house before police arrived and asked them to leave. Two of the protestors refused to move along and will face trespassing charges.
Police identified the two as Tighe Barry, 57, and Eve Tetaz, 83, both of Washington DC. The pair face misdemeanor charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct, police said.
Code Pink also demonstrated outside the home of former CIA director John Brennan as part of their “Guantanamo Anniversary Weekend Torturers Tour.” Brennan lives in the same suburb of McLean as Cheney
Cheney has defended the government’s use of harsh interrogation techniques on terror suspects after the 9/11 attacks.