Bradley Manning Protest In DC Night Of The Verdict

A group of Bradley Manning supporters gathered in Dupont Circle Tuesday night to protest the conviction of the Army Private.

Manning was found not guilty of the most serious charge of aiding the enemy, but convicted by a judge of espionage, theft and computer fraud for leaking classified documents to the website “Wikileaks.”

The protesters marched from Dupont Circle to the White House calling Manning a hero for being a whistleblower.

The sentencing phase begins Wednesday and may last several weeks.

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