April 27, 2004

Protest Calls Attention to Detention Center in Cuba

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Today, on their way across the Arts Quad, Cornell students encountered a simple wooden structure encased by a chain-link fence. Through the chain-link fence one could see a person in pink scrubs pacing, reading the Koran or praying. This wood and chain construction, part of a three day protest, is a nearly exact replica of the actual detention cells used in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The only things missing from it are razor wire, a corrugated steel roof and buckets for water and excreta. The protest is meant to raise awareness of the U.S. government