Today, activists called on Congress and the White House to take action before they take their summer vacation. The protested in support of hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay and the Pelican Bay Prison in California as well as in support of people held in solitary confinement all over the world. Several of the participants in the protest are in the midst of long term solidarity hunger strikes. Six people were arrested: Tarak Kauff, Margaret Flowers, Jay Wenk, Will Thomas, Cynthia Papermaster and Crystal Zevon.
The photos were taken by Ellen Davidson. More photos can be seen here.