Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
Bradley Manning ‘International Day of Action’
As a US military judge decides the fate of former army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning, activists in dozens of cities across the world are calling for the Convening Authority on the case to free the whistleblower.
Twenty-fiveyear-old Manning faces a potential life sentence for leaking hundreds of military and diplomatic cables and documents to WikiLeaks.
Protests are taking place in dozens of cities throughout the US and the world, in what has been dubbed the “International Day of Action.”
London protesters held banners proclaiming “Free Bradley Manning”. Protests also took place in a number of other international cities, including Brussels and Perth, Australia. Protests in support of Bradley Manning were also organized in at least 40 German cities, including Hamburg, Munich, and Berlin, with the largest rally taking place in Frankfurt.
The demonstrations are designed to coincide with the anticipated sentencing phase of Bradley Manning’s trial. Twenty five year old Manning faces a potential life sentence for leaking hundreds of military and diplomatic cables and documents to WikiLeaks