May 5, 2015
Italian Artist Praises NSA Whistleblower For Telling Truth
Edward Snowden has, once again, been immortalized in bronze.
Just weeks after a statue of the National Security Agency whistleblower was unveiled in Brooklyn, NY there’s been a trio of similar statues erected in Germany. Snowden, accompanied by WikiLeaks’ Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange, is now captured in a life-size statue in Berlin.
The trio of statutes, reported Euronews, was unveiled Friday before members of Germany’s Green Party. The three are shown standing on chairs while a fourth, empty chair stands not far from the trio.
Davide Dormino, the Italian artist behind the sculptures, explained his piece is entitled Anything to Say and told Mashable he felt the subjects were appropriate. Dormino said he wanted to “represent three contemporary heroes who have lost their freedom for the truth.”
Dormino said the trio are a reminder of just how important it is to tell the truth and to be someone who has the courage to do so.
Snowden received international attention in 2013 when he began leaking information on the NSA’s practices.
The statues aren’t meant to be permanent fixtures, though. The plan is to take the pieces on a tour with a stop planned in another German city in the near future.
W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.