Rally and march demands Presidential pardon for Bradley Manning

On the 21st of August, a military court sentenced Bradley Manning to
35 years in prison for blowing the whistle on war crimes in Iraq and
Afghanistan. In response, well over 100 protesters assembled at the
White House, then marched through the streets demanding that Bradley
Manning be pardoned.
Speakers reminded everyone that this is the beginning, not the end of a
campaign to free Bradley Manning by executive clemency or an outeright
pardon. With the legal case now going to an automatic appeal tht can
take years, activsts are going to make tbis case such a nuisance that
either Obama or a later president had no choice but to pardon Bradley
Manning for releasing evidence like the "Collateral Murder" video.



What Bradley Manning did in essence was to report a series of crimes.
The war criminals, like any others, don't like being turned in, so they
see Bradley Manning the way a street gang would see an informant who
went to the newspapers with evidence of their own brand of extortion and
murder.