WikiLeaks Truck Spotted on the Lower East Side
That humorous WikiLeaks truck, which had a temporary residency in Manhattan earlier this summer (midtown, Union Square), is back in town again. This time, the conspicuous statement-of-a-ride was parked on the Lower East Side, drawing plenty of gazes as before. Indeed, Boogie reader @ElleCue spotted the Mobile Information Collection unit Saturday evening, positioned at the corner of Montgomery and South Street. But by yesterday morning, ’twas gone.
Born from the mind of self-proclaimed “artivist” Clark Stoeckley, the WikiLeaks truck is essentially a pro-Julian Assange vehicle of protest against the detention of Bradley Manning. He told Gothamist back in July.
I started the WikiLeaks Top Secret Mobile Information Collection Unit on March 19th during a rally for Bradley Manning at the White House. My goal is to bring awareness to WikiLeaks, protest the detention of Bradley Manning, and make the government and corporations sweat when they look out the window and see me parked in front of their buildings. Though I am not connected to WikiLeaks, I believe we are all WikiLeaks. I realize that I am not only representing WikiLeaks with this project, but everyone who supports them. I strongly believe that Bradley Manning is a hero and true patriot.