Protesters arrested near Quantico as rally for alleged WikiLeaks source turns tense

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March 20, 2011
Washington Post    
Posted in LAND News, News

"As many as 30 protesters were arrested near Quantico Marine Corps Base on Sunday while calling for the release of Bradley Manning, the Army private accused of sharing a large cache of classified military intelligence with the Web site WikiLeaks. ... Before the arrests, protesters had arranged, as a gesture to Manning, to place flowers at a memorial statue that commemorates the Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima in World War II. But police tightly choreographed the protesters movements and, in the end, asked them to toss the flowers through a gate at the statue. 'They wouldn’t even let us get up to the memorial,' said former Army colonel and State Department official Ann Wright. Saying she was fed up, Wright sat in the middle of Jefferson Davis Highway, as did [Daniel] Ellsberg and 28 others." (03/20/11)  

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