I stopped by the rally for Bradley Manning that happened around 8PM last night in front of the White House. There were a few dozen protesters there, with plenty of signs and whistles to go along. After different people took turns at the mic, the rally moved on and marched towards DuPont Circle. The speeches were what you’d expect. Lots of anger at Manning’s 35 year sentence while the perpetrators of the crimes he revealed go unpunished. In addition to the Free Bradley Manning chants, the protesters also shouted Pardon Bradley Manning, referring to the petition that Manning submitted yesterday afternoon asking President Obama to pardon his sentence. Don’t get your hopes up for that.
Anyways, here are some photos from the rally: