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Photo report: Manning's Family in Dublin

category dublin | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Sunday December 01, 2013 09:11author by WISE Up Wales - Private Manning Family Supportauthor email wiseupforbm at yahoo dot com Report this post to the editors

A brief report and some photos

We've been in Dublin since Wednesday with Welsh members of Chelsea Manning's family
http://manningfamilyfund.org/2013/11/27/rocky-road-to-d...blin/
enjoying warm and enthusiastic Irish hospitality from AFRI and many others during three days of solidarity events, meetings, meals and media interviews.

There are Irish connections on both sides of Chelsea's family: maternal grandfather from Rathmines, Dublin and one set of paternal great grandparents (both Mannings) from a village in Cork. Chelsea was flown out to Iraq via Shannon airport, the use of which by the US military compromises Ireland's supposed neutrality.

There will be more to report back later, but for now here are a few photos from the visit. More photos and info here:
http://manningfamilyfund.org/2013/12/01/a-photo-report-...ings/
Chelsea's Mum Susan Manning with Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four
Chelsea's Mum Susan Manning with Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four

Meeting with TDs at the Dáil on Thursday.
Meeting with Amnesty Ireland on Thursday.
Meeting with Frontline Defenders and Public Interest Law Alliance on Friday.
Benefit gig on Thursday.
Public meeting hosted by AFRI on Friday with speakers Gerry Conlon on the Guildford Four, Carmen Trotta of Catholic Worker Movement and (by video) Gareth Peirce, Human Rights Lawyer.
Wonderful meals provided by supporters.
Social evening at the Brian Boru pub on Saturday night.
Numerous media interviews with family members.

More photos:
http://manningfamilyfund.org/2013/12/01/a-photo-report-...ings/

Gareth Peirce's address to the meeting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCH4VQkNlSE

How to donate to support the family with prison visits:
http://manningfamilyfund.org/donate-to-the-family-fund/.

A few days left to enter our raffle to win a football signed by Julian Assange:
http://manningfamilyfund.org/enter-the-family-fund-raff...ange/.

The family with TDs Catherine Murphy and Katherine Zappone before a meeting at the Dáil
The family with TDs Catherine Murphy and Katherine Zappone before a meeting at the Dáil

Amnesty Ireland presents a human rights award from local schoolchildren
Amnesty Ireland presents a human rights award from local schoolchildren

Outside Trinity College with a banner promoting Friday's public meeting
Outside Trinity College with a banner promoting Friday's public meeting

The family relaxes at the Brian Boru Sunday night at a social event before returning to Wales Sunday
The family relaxes at the Brian Boru Sunday night at a social event before returning to Wales Sunday

author by WISE Up Wales - Private Manning Family Supportpublication date Sun Dec 01, 2013 09:51author address author phone Report this post to the editors

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