Singing woman interrupts Obama fundraiser
President Obama greeting supporters after a Wednesday night DNC fundraiser at Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco.
April 21st, 2011
02:04 PM ET

Singing woman interrupts Obama fundraiser

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - A woman wearing a T-shirt supporting WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning interrupted President Barack Obama at a California fundraiser Thursday by breaking into song.

After completing her song, in which others at her table joined as it progressed, the unidentified woman was escorted out by two White House aides as she said: "Free Bradley Manning. I'm leaving. I hope I don't get tortured in jail."

Manning, an Army private first class suspected of giving classified documents to WikiLeaks, was transferred to the Joint Regional Correctional Facility at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, this week.

The 23-year-old military intelligence analyst from Oklahoma had been held in the brig at Quantico Marine Base south of Washington. Supporters complained he was confined in a one-man cell for 23 hours a day and forced to sleep without clothing. Protesters including Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg demonstrated on Manning's behalf last month.


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