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Drop the Charges against Julian Assange
March 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Supporters of Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, will rally at Park St Station at 11am on Monday, March 8, calling for the charges to be dropped against Assange. At 11:30 they will march to the office of the Boston Globe, at One Exchange Place, on the corner with Congress St, demanding that the Globe cover this most important press freedom case of our time.
Right now Julian Assange is waiting in Belmarsh Prison in London for the US to appeal the UK’s refusal to extradite him to be tried under the Espionage Act. The Justice Department has said they intend to pursue the case, though some people hold out hope that, when Merrick Garland gets in, he will decide to drop the case, which would mean that Assange would go free.
In the meantime, he is being held in solitary confinement in a very cold cell without winter clothes, in close proximity to prisoners with Covid.
Write Biden at WhiteHouse.gov/contact to demand he drop the charges. Freedom of the press is an important part of our democracy.
For questions or comments, call Susan McLucas, 617-501-9125 or SusanBMcL@gmail.com.