Abu Ghraib As 'Street Theater'

July 7, 2008 - 8:05 PM

(CNSNews.com) - A website that caters to anti-war activists in the Washington, D.C., area is organizing what it calls a "March to the War Criminal's House" on Thursday evening -- but Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld won't be home. He's in Iraq.

The D.C. Anti-War Network (D.A.W.N.) said the demonstration will begin with "Mock Torture," which it described as a street theater enactment of the Abu Ghraib prison "atrocities."

"Following the presentation we will march in a "Torture Procession" to Rumsfeld's house where we'll perform a shocking re-enactment of the abuses and demand his resignation," the D.A.W. N. website said.

"Participants are encouraged to dress in military fatigues and bring large reproductions of the infamous photos" - the ones showing American military personnel posing among naked Iraqi men.

D.A.W.N. describes itself as a "network of organizations and individuals whose goal is the end of US military intervention abroad and attacks on our basic freedoms here." It accuses the U.S. government of committing "acts of terrorism" in Afghanistan and Iraq -- "under the guise of eliminating all terrorism."

As CNSNews.com reported on Thursday, some of the D.A.W.N. activists plan to protest at the upcoming Republican National Convention in New York City later this year.

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