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Annual Protest at U.S.’s Own Terrorist Training Camp a Success

Report from the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia

November, 2004 | School of the Americas Watch

Over 16,000 people from across the Americas — including actors Martin Sheen, Susan Sarandon and George Wendt and musician Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls — gathered this weekend outside the gates of Ft. Benning, Georgia in the largest and most diverse demonstration yet of opposition to the School of the Americas/ WHINSEC!

The gathering culminated on Sunday with a solemn funeral procession to the gates of Fort Benning. Fifteen people were arrested in acts of nonviolent civil disobedience, many negotiating a 10-foot-high barbed-wire fence to enter the base. They took this action despite knowing they likely face 3-6 months in federal prison.

For pictures and more information on the event, visit the site.

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