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|A crowd of supporters were in Leavenworth Saturday to protest the holding of a prisoner on Fort Leavenworth suspected of leaking thousands of documents to the website Wikileaks.
The Rally for Bradley Manning drew people from across the state and from areas like Chicago and Oakland, Calif. -- close to 200 people in all, according to one of the event's local organizers, Jim Davidson of Lawrence, Kan.
The event started at Leavenworth's Bob Dougherty Park, where Davidson said about 15 speakers from different organizations supporting Manning's release, from Iraq Veterans Against the War to gay rights organizations, addressed the crowd before a march to the intersection of Seventh Street and Metropolitan Avenue, in front of Fort Leavenworth's Grant Gate.
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