Rallies for Julian Assange in front of British embassies and consulates from Rome to New York and other cities around the world will be held on Saturday, Human Rights Day.
Supporters of imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange are using the occasion of Human Rights Day this Saturday to demand that the British government refuse to extradite him to the United States.
A rally organized by NYC Free Assange and Assange Countdown to Freedom is planned for 1 pm EST in front of the British consulate and U.N. mission at Second Avenue, between 47th and 48th Streets in New York. Among the speakers will be rock legend Roger Waters; comic and activist Randy Credico; radio host Garland Nixon; lawyer Margaret Kuntsler; Ben Cohen, activist of Ben & Jerry’s; journalist Max Blumenthal and CN Editor Joe Lauria.
Assange is waiting on his application for appeal before the High Court of England and Wales against the home secretary’s decision to send him to the U.S. where he faces 175 years in prison for publishing truthful information about U.S. crimes and corruption.
Supporters will gather in London on Saturday for a vigil at 2 pm GMT in front of high-security Belmarsh Prison, where Assange has been languishing for nearly four years on remand.
A rally will take place in Washington in front of the British Embassy from 1 to 3 pm EST at 3100 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
In Sydney, Australia, supporters will come together in front of the office of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at 334a Marrickville Rd.
Actions in the U.S. are also taking place in Boston, Seattle and Denver. In Seattle at Greenlake by Boathouse at 2 pm. Supporters will gather in the Boston area at the British Consulate (Galaxy Park), Main & 3rd Streets, in Cambridge, from 4 to 5 pm.
A rally beginning at 10 am in Toronto will be held opposite the U.S. Consulate, 360 University Ave. In Wellington, New Zealand, people will gather at Cuba/Left Bank at 3 pm. In Rio, Brazil at the U.S. Consulate, 12 noon on Av. Pres. Wilson, 147. For other venues click here.
And wherever you are:
Call for global protest, Saturday, December 10th
No matter where you are, get on a chair and make your protest against the illegal imprisonment of Julian Assange visible.
Post a picture of your protest with #achair4Assange
Take a stand! – #FreeAssangeNOW pic.twitter.com/oNn6G426B8
— Evelin Schallert (@EvelinSchallert) December 8, 2022
?SAT 10 DEC 2022
Altona, Neue Große Bergstraße 17.30h
Parade 18.45h: Pls bring lanterns @Hamburg4Assange
Richard Wagner Platz 14h
Schillerplatz 11hhttps://t.co/b0APqWcoZF pic.twitter.com/9ebpmHWpc9
— Candles4Assange ???? (@Candles4Assange) December 7, 2022
Thanks to grass roots activists we have 17 cities holding #Lanterns4Assange via @TRUMANHUMAN2020 & thanks to the amazing @FreeAssangeWave initiative another 16 places holding BringYourChair Flash-mob for Assange! That's 29 locations w/ a few places having both actions together?? https://t.co/dJMNVgckXM
— Candles4Assange ???? (@Candles4Assange) December 8, 2022
Any update on attendance numbers in the various cities? Sputnik News reports around 100 attending in New York – surely that can’t be right, especially as Roger Waters alone would attract more than that.
There were about 300 there.
I made my protest today in southern Spain. Only me and my little dog. We were there for nearly two hours. It was enlightening in various ways. I might make it a weekly event. Why not?
I am pleased to report that there was a demonstration in support of Julian yesterday in Trieste Italy. Unfortunately there is no Australian embassy here. I am disappointed that the support for Julan seems so week but better than the Morrison ever provided.
Assange is a huge black eye on the United States, Australia, and Great Britain. It’s strange they can’t see it when they wear it.
FINALLY – some of the MSM outlets and other whistleblowers are calling for Julian to be released – this should have happened at least 10 years ago (seven years in the Ecuadorian Embassy the 3 years in HMP Belmarsh). Unfortunately, once released, he will never be the same – but hopefully he can spend some precious time with his wife and children…