Dozens of protestors demand change at Fort Benning

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FORT BENNING, Ga.- The main entrance at Fort Benning was closed for several hours as Human Rights Activists from across the country came together to protest the school of Americas.

Heavy police presences were on hand as dozens of protestors from the InterReligious Task Force on Central America chanted in front of an entrance to Fort Benning.

The Human Rights Activists say they want to see sweeping change on post.

They are demanding a fundamental shift in U.S. Policy, the closure of the controversial School of Americas and the closure of the Stewart Immigrant Detention Center.

At the end of the peaceful protest, activists placed wooden crosses in the gates and embraced each other.

They say the crosses symbolize the hundreds of thousands of people that were assassinated by soldiers trained at the School of Americas.

Columbus Police say they were expecting 1,000 protestors, but there were only 33.

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