In the run-up to the trial there were solidarity actions in Bristol, Cardiff and Carmarthen between 30 May and 2 June in addition to the US Embassy gathering in London. As the trial began these carried on, in Haverfordwest 3 June, Wrexham 8 June, Peterborough 9 June. In London, solidarity continues throughout the trial with vigil and leafleting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays outside Camden tube station.
Bristol – Banner drop
There was a 2 hour banner drop over the M32 in Bristol on the afternoon of Thursday 30 May that culminated in the seizure of the banners by the police on spurious grounds, an arrest and threat of prosecution. Replacement banners were made the same evening.
Cardiff – Food Not Bombs
On Friday 31 May, Bradley Manning banners were displayed and information handed out during the weekly Food Not Bombs free food stall outside Central Market in Cardiff. Many people stopped to discuss Brad’s situation, his links with Wales and the wider implications of the trial.
Cardiff – Côr Cochion and countering the EDL
The Saturday 1 June solidarity sing-in with Côr Cochion in Cardiff was postponed after a threat of a march by the English Defence League. However, banners were put up and info distributed later in the day, with members of the choir coming along to help. Report and photos here.
See also this round-up and photos of actions in Bristol and Cardiff.
Carmarthen – Banner drop
On the footbridge/cycle way across the river at Carmarthen.
Solidarity in Haverfordwest and Milford Haven
There were two days of solidarity in Haverfordwest and Milford Haven on the eve and first day of the trial, with a trip up to the castle, leafleting, banner drop and a pedal-powered info stall on Sunday 2 June and banner drop over the A40 and a solidarity vigil in Castle Square, Haverfordwest on the Monday.
Bradley Manning has many family members living in this area, where he attended the local Tasker Milward High School as a teenager.
See also this report and photos of solidarity in south west Wales.
Back at the US Embassy
Peace activist Sylvia Boyes protested for Bradley at the US Embassy in London on Thursday 6 June during the regular monthly London Guantanamo Campaign demo.
Wrexham – a new banner
A Bradley Manning banner was prominently displayed on a vehicle outside the Nightingale House Fun Day in Wrexham on Saturday 8 June.
Peterborough – Solidarity at music event
On Sunday 9 June, there was a display for Bradley Manning at Sounds Central free music festival in Peterborough Central Park organised by Peterborough Peace Campaign. Many people took leaflets and asked for more information about the case.
London – Solidarity in Camden
A regular vigil co-ordinated by London Catholic Worker is being held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday near Camden Tube station for the duration of the trial. Downloadable flyers for London and elsewhere here.
For more information, call 07927 259 363 or email email@example.com.
Finally, see this report of a solidarity banner for Bradley Manning (in English) from the Hambacher Forst occupation in Germany.