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Two Protesters, Including 83-Year-Old Woman, Arrested at Dick Cheney’s Home

Tour stop: former Vice President Dick Cheney’s home.

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Two anti-war protesters were arrested at former Vice President Dick Cheney’s home in suburban Washington as they were taking part in a demonstration to mark the 13th anniversary of the opening of the Guantánamo Bay detention facility. A group of about 20 demonstrators walked into Cheney’s proprety in Virginia as part of a “torturers tour.” When police arrived and told them to leave, two refused, and they were arrested—at least according to police. The protesters have a different story. “The police asked us to move to the street, so we did. And they arbitrarily arrested two of us,” Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin told CNN.

Those arrested were Tighe Barry, 57, and Eve Tetaz, 83, according to Code Pink. They were quickly released pending a court date. They face misdemeanor charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct, details Reuters. Protesters also demonstrated outside the home of CIA Director John Brennan, who also lives in the Washington suburb of McLean, Virginia.