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Occupy Fort Meade in Support of BRADLEY MANNING
  • MundusVultDecipiMundusVultDecipi November 2011 +1 -1
    When? Friday, December 16, 2011 at 8:00am until Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 3:00pm

    Where? Fort Meade MD., Main Gate, Maryland 175 & Reece Rd, Fort George G Mead Junction, MD

    Friday, Dec 16th will be the first time in his 18 months of incarceration that he will face a judge. Saturday, Dec. 17th will be Bradley's 24th birthday.

    Maryland 175 & Reece Rd, Fort Meade, MD 21113
    (or attend his pre-hearing-please see important info below)

    Supporters will meet again at Ft. Meade's main gate. After a rally, supporters will march along MD 175/Rouse Pkwy/Annapolis Rd, one mile, to Llewellyn Ave. The military courtroom is located on Llewellyn Ave just inside Ft. Meade. Afterwards, we'll march back to the main gate.

    We hope you can join us at Ft. Meade in person, but if you can't, solidarity actions will be taking place around the world on Dec 17th. (we will update this page with info about those events once they become available)


    If you wish to attend the pre-trial hearing, you will need to go to the Visitor Control Center after passing through the Main Gate (all the other gates are for military ID holders only). We suggest arriving between 7:30am and 8:15am.

    Each person will need a valid state or federal photo ID such as a driver's license or state photo ID card. Anyone driving on to Fort Meade will be required to submit their driver's license, vehicle registration, and printed (not digital) proof of insurance. Your vehicle will be subject to search. Consider walking on base if there are any questions at all regarding your vehicle and paperwork.

    The proceedings will be held at the Magistrate Court, 4432 Llewellyn Ave, Fort Meade, MD 20755 (this is one mile from the Visitor Center). Most or all visitors are expected to be seated in a remote viewing area near the courtroom equipped with closed circuit TV. Electronic devices, including computers, photos, and camera, are expected to be barred from both the courtroom and the remote viewing area.

    The Fort Meade Main Gate is less than 10 miles south of the Baltimore-Washington DC International (BWI) airport. It is located between Washington DC and Baltimore MD.

    Driving: From Washington, DC, take MD-295 N towards BALTIMORE to US 175 EAST, then follow 175 EAST until you come to Reece Road. From Baltimore, MD, take MD-295 S towards WASHINGTON to US 175 EAST, then take 175 EAST until you come to Reece Road.

    Train/Bus: We initially hoped to run a shuttle van from the nearby Odenton MARC train station; however, this commuter train does not run on the weekend. Amtrak does not stop at this station. We are investigating other options, including chartered bus service from Union Station, Washington DC for the Saturday, Dec. 17th rally.

    There are many hotels serving this area just south of the BWI Airport. The closest of these are 5-6 miles from the Ft. Meade Main Gate. One option is Aloft Arundel Mills, 7520 Teague Rd, Hanover, MD, 21076 (866-539-0036), $80-$100 night. A search of the area turns up rooms nearby starting at $60 a night. The only lodging really close to the Ft. Meade Main Gate is the White Gables Motel,
    8781 Veterans Hwy, Millersville, MD 21108 (410-923-2222), $70-$90 night.