Manning supporters hail him as hero as judge prepares to deliver verdict in WikiLeaks case

Supporters of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning are demonstrating at Fort Meade as a military judge prepares to deliver her verdict in his court-martial.

About two dozen people wearing "truth" t-shirts waved signs Tuesday morning outside the Army installation near Baltimore. They proclaimed their admiration for the former intelligence analyst who sent reams of classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

Twenty-three-year-old Joel Greenfield of Arcadia, Calif., says Manning exposed the truth about military and diplomatic wrongdoing and is now paying the price for it.

Manning could get life plus 154 years in prison if convicted of aiding the enemy and 20 other charges.

Forty-three-year-old Barbara Bridges of Baltimore says Manning gave people the information they need to hold their government accountable.