Brisbane artists showed their support for Bradley Manning yesterday as part of an international day of solidarity for the young soldier. On his 24th birthday Manning is facing life imprisonment and could be facing the death penalty for allegedly leaking classified military documents to the public. Manning Allegedly leaked the documents, the Afghanistan war diaries, the Iraq war diaries, Cable Gate and the footage Collateral Murder to the media site WikiLeaks.
Support was also shown on the day for Australian Editor and chief of WikiLeaks Julian Assange who has been under house arrest in Norfolk England since December last year and is fighting against extradition to sweden.
About forty people were in attendance with crowds gathering from the Brisbane mall. Yuin huzami, Muzzray and Dataparty were among the artists that played at the event.