VIDEO-Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning statues unveiled in Berlin

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By Adario Strange2015-05-04 00:00:29 UTC

Following the brief display of an Edward Snowden statue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn last month, a new Snowden statue has popped up in Berlin.

But this time, Snowden's statue is accompanied by statues of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning.

Created by Italian sculptor Davide Dormino, the life-size, bronze statues were unveiled on Friday in the Alexanderplatz public square in Berlin, Germany.

The statues are part of an art project Dormino calls "Anything To Say." Each figure is standing on a chair, while a fourth chair sits empty, which the artist says "is for you [the public]." On the website for the project, a message states:

"Thanks to Assange, Snowden and Manning, you know the limits of freedom. You know you are spied on every hour of every day. You know how governments kill and torture alleged enemies… We will honour their courage by erecting a monument…"

However, the mobile display is not permanent. The statues will begin touring other areas soon, with the next stop being Dresden, Germany.

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