Waterboarding at Water and Ridge
Four local peace-lovin' organizations came together in front of the federal courthouse yesterday to protest five years in Iraq with a demonstration of waterboarding, a method of torture okayed by President George Bush.
Amnesty International's Josh Pritchett was one of those waterboarded– to prove a point. "This is cruel and sadistic," he says. "It's not going to compel any meaningful information from anyone."
During waterboarding, an individual is tied to a downward sloping plank as water is continuously poured over his nose and mouth to simulate drowning.
The Center for Peace and Justice, Food not Bombs, and Code Pink also took part in the 5pm protest at the usual corner of Water Street and Ridge/McIntire.