By: Hillary Cherry, Program Officer of Public Relations
Two students from Ball State University, Matthew Smith and Caleb
Hoagland, participated in a protest to shut down Guantanamo Bay.
During the protest Smith dressed in a military uniform and
proceeded to waterboard Hoagland, who was dressed in an orange
The two political science seniors are members of the Ball State
Students For Creative Social Action and Amnesty. In addition to the
protest, the group collected signatures at the protest to promote
Defense Authorization Act of 2014.
"We wanted to do a silent protest because we really wanted to
represent the voicelessness of the people who are detained down in
Guantanamo," Smith said.
Matthew Smith clearly does not realize the reason people that
are detained in Guantanamo Bay are terrorists. Guantanamo Bay uses
interrogation techniques to gain information on future terrorist
attacks to protect the American people.
Smith and Hoagland should be thankful to our soldiers stationed
at Guantanamo for protecting their first amendment rights to stage
Here are pictures from the event provided by The Daily: