Local vigil held for soldier Bradley Manning, accused of sending documents to WikiLeaks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A military judge refused to throw out the case against Army Private Bradley Manning on Wednesday.

Manning is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks.

Several dozen people in Kansas City held a vigil for Manning on the Plaza Wednesday night, calling for him to be released from jail at Fort Leavenworth.

While many call Manning a traitor – this group claims he's a hero.

"(His) actions have been to reveal how governments actually work behind closed doors, to reveal the actual causalities of the Iraq/Afghanistan (conflicts)," said Jeff Johnson. "That had been hidden from the American public."

A judge will rule tomorrow on whether individual charges against manning will be dropped.

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