27 Human Rights Activists Arrested at the White House for Nonviolent Direct Action Calling for the Closure of the School of the Americas & End to U.S. Militarization.
Photos by Linda Panetta
“Tight Budget?! Close the SOA!” Hundreds March to the White House
White House, Washington, D.C. – On Sunday, April 10, 27 human rights activists were arrested in front of the White House when they staged a die-in on the White House sidewalk to call attention to thousands of Latin Americans who were murdered by graduates of the U.S. Army School of the Americas. The die-in followed a march of hundreds of human rights activists to the White House. The march included torture survivors, union workers, educators and students from across the Americas. Marchers carried banners, flags and large puppets, including a 14-foot tall Mother of the Disappeared with them to the White House.