Thursday, June 2, 2011

Perth City Council seizes Bradley Manning banner

One feature of the May 28 Bradley Manning protest was that the Perth City Council seized a Free Bradley Manning banner that had been hung up over the overpass above the Murray Street Mall.

The Perth Voice covered the issue in its June 4 edition.

"When protesters at the Free Bradley Manning rally photographed the ranger pulling the banner down, he reportedly threatened them with prosecution for taking his photograph without permission," the paper reported.

"It is not (yet) a crime in WA to photograph anyone (other than a protected person, such as an ASIO agent or ADF member) in a public place," the paper went on.