Activists Rally Behind Alleged WikiLeaker

Dueling protests seen outside Marine Corps base
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2010 12:13 PM CDT

Activists protested this weekend outside the Virginia Marine Corps base where Bradley Manning is being held, calling for the alleged source of WikiLeaks' secret document trove to be released. "We are here to say that if he, indeed, was the whistle-blower, then we are proud of him," the founder of Code Pink tells CNN. "In the United States that I know and love, transparency is a positive thing."

But about 300 yards away, a smaller handful of counter-protesters held up a sign showing Manning with bloody hands. "He has already put his fellow soldiers at risk," said one pro-military blogger. "There is no 'right to know' secret information." Click here for a detailed look inside Manning's isolated life.
(Read more Bradley Manning stories.)

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