- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 11, 2015

Two protesters affiliated with the antiwar groups Code Pink and Witness Against Torture were arrested Saturday morning outside the home of former Vice President Dick Cheney in McLean, Virginia.

The protesters were inside Mr. Cheney’s fenced property when police arrived, “and the homeowners said they were not allowed to be there,” said Fairfax County police spokesman Roger Henriquez, a local Fox affiliate reported. “Police asked them to leave or face trespassing charges.”

Tighe Barry, 57, and Eve Tetaz, 83, were arrested after refusing to leave the property, police said. Police did not know whether the former vice president was home at the time, the station reported.

Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin disputed the police account, telling CNN, “The police asked us to move to the street, so we did. And they arbitrarily arrested two of us.”

The group’s national coordinator, Ali McCracken, said protesters embarked on a “torturer’s tour” earlier that day, first demonstrating outside the McLean home of CIA Director John Brennan. The group then protested at the CIA headquarters before heading to Mr. Cheney’s house, the Fox affiliate said. No arrests were reportedly made at the other locations.

Code Pink is calling for closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba after a report released last month by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence revealed the CIA tortured suspected terrorists following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Fox affiliate reported.

Mr. Cheney stood by his support of the CIA’s interrogation techniques, saying, “I would do it again in a minute.”

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