protesters released from jail Quantico
By Keith Walker
The 32 people who were arrested Sunday during the protest outside Quantico Marine Corps base in support of suspected WikiLeaks whistleblower Pfc. Bradley Manning have been released, Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok said.
The protesters marched down U.S. 1 from
The 32 were arrested by
Those arrested were taken to the Garfield Police Substation in
The U.S. Park Police assisted the Prince William police mounted unit and the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department provided a specialized team, Perok said.
“They were called in for mutual aid. It's not uncommon for that to happen,” Perok said of the assistance.
Perok did not release the function of the specialized metro police unit.
Manning was charged in May 2010 with violating parts of the Uniform Code of Military Justice after officials said he gave classified data to the exposé website WikiLeaks.
Manning is awaiting a court martial while being held at
Sunday’s rally was not the first for Manning near
The protesters were released after processing, Perok said.
Court dates and bond information were not available for those who were arrested, Perok said.
Demonstration organizers expected 400 people. Police did not have an official count of how many showed up.
Senior reporter Keith Walker can be reached at 703-369-6751.
Staff writer David Pierce contributed to this report.
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