Washington Post

Chelsea Manning: 'The establishment needs to be challenged'

Former Army Private Chelsea Manning at her home in Rockville, Md., on Jan. 26. Foto: Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti

Chelsea Manning stepped out of prison last spring into a world that she recognized only from her dystopian nightmares.

In New York City, she noticed an overwhelming number of heavily armed police. It reminded her of what she describes as the suppression of protests around President Donald Trump's inauguration a few months earlier, and riots after the 2016 Freddie Gray incident, in which Gray was fatally injured in police custody in Baltimore. By summer, her attention - and the world's - shifted to Charlottesville, where a white-supremacist rally to protest the removal of a Confederate statue turned deadly...

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