photo from the AP
On Friday, seventy-one people were arrested on the grounds of the Supreme Court both in the building and outside the building. There is a law prohibiting protest anywhere on the grounds of the court. The protesters were demonstrating against Guantanamo Bay Military Prison, calling for it's closure. The protest coincides with the current case before the court that will rule on whether detainees can challenge their confinement in the U.S. Federal Court system.
Friday was the six year anniversary of the opening of the prison.