2011/12/27

Celebration of Occupy's and Bradley Manning's Birthdays in San Francisco

On December 17th, 2011, Occupy SF and friends had a demonstration in support of the three-month anniversary of Occupy and the 24th birthday of Bradley Manning. It was also the second day of Bradley's long-delayed trial.

We marched from Bradley Manning Plaza (formerly Justin Herman Plaza) down Market, held a brief rally at the intersection of Montgomery and Post, and then marched in the street against traffic and between cars up Montgomery, circling back around to Sue Bierman Park just a block from Bradley Manning Plaza.

When we arrived, a couple people set up tents, there were some speakers, and then, cake!

Happy Birthday, Bradley Manning! birthday cake

I noticed a couple creepy-looking cops, one of whom was videotaping the whole march and rally:



I really enjoyed the festivities at the end. A couple of musicians were quite good. In particular I loved the song by Vic Sadot, with the refrain "We have the courage to resist" that people joined in on:



Lots of photos here on Flickr.

You can read updates from the trial and make donations at the Bradley Manning Support Network website.

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