Several protesters braved the cold yesterday to protest Former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Cheney was in Laramie yesterday with his wife, Lynne Cheney, to discuss Lynne’s new book “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered.

Protesters stood at the intersection of 22nd and Grand outside of the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center; others stood near the rear entrance to the building. Signs reading things like, “Torture Is A War Crime,” “Torture Breeds Terror,” and “Torture Endangers Our Troops,” were held high.

Those demonstrating said the protest was about torture and war crimes, citing the CIA Torture Report. They said the primary focus was to bring awareness to the issue.

Protesters said they were not standing against Lynne Cheney or her book, and no attempts were made to interrupt the book discussion.

Inside the Gateway Center, the topic focused on Lynne Cheney’s newest book about James Madison. Lynne spoke about Madison’s life and the politics during the time. Former Vice President Dick Cheney sat with her, asking questions about Madison.

Questions submitted by the public in advance were also addressed during the discussion.