Rev. Lennox Yearwood: “I Pray for all Truth Tellers!”
A spirited rally was held in a park, on Sunday afternoon, August 8, 2010, in the town of Quantico, VA, in support of Private Bradley Manning. Currently, he is incarcerated in a prison at the Quantico Marine Base. It surrounds the town, which borders on the Potomac River. Private Manning is charged with releasing a video which showed, “the killing of civilians and journalist in Iraq,” by U.S. forces, according to a press release of one of the event’s sponsors. One of the speakers was the Rev. Lennox Yearwood. He is the chair of the Hip Hop Caucus, a community activist and a member of the Iraq Veterans Against the War. He said: “I pray for all truth tellers!” Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, served as the moderator for the rally, which was entitled: “Free Bradley Manning. ”For background on the “alleged whistleblower Bradley Manning,” see: Bradley Manning.