Sixteen years ago, Scottish activists organised demonstrations at Glasgow and Prestwick Airports against their use, as stop off points for CIA prisoner rendition flights.
Members of @The_SSP_, @theSNP and members of the public disgusted at the reports of CIA kidnappings, detainment without legal representation or right, and torture, attended.
In those small, but passionate demonstrations, Scotland showed its disgust at the then Bush /Cheney/Rumsfeld etc administration.. And at the Blair enablers. And drew attention to the world to what was going on here, in our country.
These photos were taken with a cheap, disposible camera, on that dreich day in Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire circa winter 2005.

The Mauritanian is playing on Amazon Prime just now. If you haven't watched the movie, definately do. Its harrowing, angering, and shows what this small
group of people helped expose to the world.

We, Scotland, were... Are... On the side of right.

Guantanamo should be shut, now.

@POTUS @WhiteHouse

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