Snowden, who currently lives in Russia, leaked thousands of top secret U.S. documents. Those documents were obtained when he worked for the National Security Agency.
Occupy Evansville protestors gathered outside the federal building downtown, blowing whistles in support of Snowden. One former marine was there to oppose their position.
"We're here to give support to Edward Snowden," said Clark Field of Occupy Evansville, "because he has risked so much for us. He had the courage to make public what the government was doing against us."
"I just think it can hurt the government and hurt America," said Vietnam veteran Bill Scott, "by running out and telling a bunch of secrets that ain't supposed to be told."
The protestors supporting Snowden were there for several hours.