For Immediate Release
Veterans and Supporters of Bradley Manning Demonstrate at Gates of Fort Meade Hearing
Reinforcements Arrive from Occupy Wall Street
FORT MEADE, MD - Eighteen months after he was first detained on accusations of revealing information to WikiLeaks, PFC Bradley Manning appeared before an Article 32 investigating officer this morning. Supporters began gathering outside the gates of Fort Meade to call for Manning's freedom and denounce the proceedings as unjust. Inside the tightly-controlled military court room, lead defense counsel David Coombs challenged the investigating officer, Army Lt. Col. Paul Almanza, to recuse himself due to conflicts of interest.