Hundreds march, rally at Fort Meade for Bradley
Courage to Resist, January 5, 2012
December 16-22, the world turned its eyes to a small courtroom
on Fort Meade, MD, where accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower Army PFC Bradley Manning made his first public
appearance after 18 months in pre-trial confinement. The "Article 32" pre-trial hearing is normally a quick process
shortly after one is arrested to determine whether and what kind of
court martial is appropriate. Bradley’s hearing was unusual, happening
18 months after his arrest and lasting seven days.
Courage to Resist and the Bradley
Manning Support Network organized two public rallies at Fort Meade to
coincide with the beginning of the hearing, and there were about 50 solidarity rallies across the
globe. We also sent representatives into the courtroom during all seven days of the hearing to provide
minute-by-minute coverage via bradleymanning.org, Facebook, and Twitter.
A message from Bradley and his family
“I want you to know how much Bradley and his family appreciate the
continuing support of so many, especially during the recent Article 32
hearing. I visited Bradley the day after Christmas–he is doing well and
his spirits are high."
–Bradley’s Aunt Debra
Photos of Bradley Manning entering and leaving the hearing
Courtroom sketches of the hearing