- The Washington Times - Monday, January 12, 2015

Capitol Police detained a horde of anti-torture protesters who stood up and yelled from atop the Senate chamber during afternoon business Monday.

The loud protesters were led out of the chamber’s gallery by security and then detained with white plastic ties in the hallway.

They continued to chant while they were arrested, alluding to the Senate’s intelligence report that concluded detainees were tortured during the war on terror.

“[Former Vice President Dick] Cheney needs to be in jail,” and “Prosecute now,” they shouted.

One activist, Janice Sevre-Duszynska of Lexington, Ky., told The Washington Times she stood up and protested because it’s “official” that U.S. leaders condoned the interrogation practices.

“They tortured people, which is against our Constitution,” she said.

Within moments, an officer pointed her out and asked her to move down the hallway so she could be handcuffed with the others.

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