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"Miami Protest to Close Guantanamo Bay" marched in Doral on Saturday

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75 protestors gathered outside the U.S. Southern Command over the weekend for the event "Miami Protest to Close Guantanamo Bay". Protestors in orange jumpsuits marched in Doral.

The words, "Close Guantanamo Now!" were black and bold on a banner protestors carried in a march along Northwest 87th Avenue in Doral. It marked 12 years since the first detainee arrived at the controversial jail.

The Miami Herald reports Doral police escorted the 75 protestors on the march, which ended at the U.S. Southern Command. Once they arrived at Southern Command, protestors dressed in orange jumpsuits kneeled on the ground, with their hands behind their backs.Protestors also gathered in front of the White House.

About 155 prisoners are still being held at Guantanamo today without trial or officially being charged with a crime.