Minneapolis Protest for Bradley Manning at Military Recruiting Center
We will be gathering to protest and take a group photo as part of a solidarity call-out for actions everywhere on Tuesday, November 27th during the next round of hearings. This will be a short and sweet winter protest. We will try to take photos before it gets dark and wave signs during the rush hour. Yes, the weather may be frightful this time of year but we won’t keep you outside for too long!
Please mark your calendars. The exact location will be released soon.
Date: Tuesday, November 27th
Location: Military Recruiting Center
2946 Lyndale Avenue South (Lyn/Lake area)
Bring signs for the photo!!! Homemade signs are the best! Bring friends and family too!! This will be a “short” action. We hope to only be out there for less than an hour for photos and some sign-waving. Please arrive before 4:30pm so we may take pictures before it gets too dark. You are free to stay as long as you want afterwards but if you want to be in the photo, please come on time!!!!
Info below on what to expect:
Solidarity actions encouraged!
For those unable to attend the events at Ft. Meade, we are calling for solidarity actions at military recruiting office nationwide. We ask that you take photos of your group holding “We are Bradley Manning” signs, or a similarly supportive message, and then mail that to the following officials:
Army Chief of Staff
General Raymond Odierno
President Barack Obama
E-mail [email protected] to have your event listed on our worldwide roster. After the event, when mailing your photo to the above officials, please include a brief letter of explanation. For example,
“We gathered on November 27, 2012 in front of the recruiting center in (city, state) to protest the mistreatment of military whistle-blower PFC Bradley Manning. Whistle-blowers play an important role in a democracy, and by revealing evidence of unpunished war crimes, as well as secret corporate influence on U.S. foreign policy,Bradley Manning acted in the interest of American citizens. We are appalled by the nine months Bradley was forced to spend in solitary confinement at Quantico, VA in addition to the fact he will have spent over 900 days in prison before receiving a trial. Please free Bradley Manning.”
When: 11/27/2012, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lyndale Army Recruiting Center
2946 Lyndale Ave S.