For Immediate Release Contact
July 14, 2011 Mark Goldstone, 301-3469414
WASHINGTON, DC – Thirty-two Bradley Manning supporters were arrested by Virginia State and Prince William County Police on March 20 adjacent to the main entrance of Quantico U.S. Marines Base, and the first two who went to court face judgment tomorrow in Manassas.
Beverly Rice of
However, the protesters contend they were simply attempting to lay flowers at the miniature Iwo Jima statue near
“They had already closed Route 1 and refused to let us pay our respects at the memorial,” said Barrows. “Of course we are going to stand up for our rights, and continue to demand that our country treat Pfc. Bradley Manning humanely and preserve his dignity, as someone who has never been found guilty of anything.”
The two protesters were on trial in Prince William County General District Court in
In addition to Barrows and Rice, there are a more than a dozen other protesters arrested at Quantico, approximately a month before Manning was moved to Ft. Leavenworth who will be going to court in Manassas. A few will be representing themselves pro se. They will also be represented by Zwerling and assisted by consulting attorney, Mark Goldstone of
Pete Perry, MLIS
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