As president Obama prepares to give his nomination acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention on September 6th, protesters will be busy occupying his local campaign offices all across the country.
The Bradley Manning Support Network, along with Afghans for Peace and San Francisco Bay Iraq Veterans Against the War, have called for nationwide actions to demand “amends for the unlawful torture of Bradley Manning” and that President Obama “pardon the accused whistle-blower, taking into consideration his 800 days of pretrial confinement.”
The action repeats that of a previous call put out by the organization on August 16th, upon which protesters locked themselves inside Obama campaign offices in Portland, Oregon and Oakland, California, read aloud a list of demands, and then refused to leave until negotiators convinced them to do so. Twelve were arrested between those two protests. Others were said to have taken place in Los Angeles, California and Tacoma and Seattle, Washington.