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‘We DO NOT consent!’, New York City, 19 June

A rally was held at Cooper Union, New York City, on the evening of 19 June in support of Edward Snowden and Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning, and to call for the closing of the Guantanamo detention facility. Special guests included Mike Daisey, Ray McGovern, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debra Sweet and Dennis Leo.

I Stand With Snowden, New York City, 10 June

One of the first demonstrations of support for Edward Snowden came only a few days after he went public. Held in New York City’s Union Square at noon on 10 June, “I Stand With Snowden” gathered civil liberties activists and concerned citizens, and was the first event of its kind to show “concern for Snowden’s welfare”.

“This is a war on freedom of speech, association and press”, said the Facebook announcement. The event was reported by Common Dreams.