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Global Protest – Free Assange and Chelsea Manning
February 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Australian journalist and publisher, Julian Assange, has been imprisoned since April 2019 in London for publishing classified documents about US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan provided by Chelsea Manning, a former US Army private.
For 7 years, Assange lived in asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London before being forcibly removed and placed into custody. Chelsea Manning is currently imprisoned for refusing to testify against Wikileaks and Assange.
On February 24th 2020, Assange’s extradition hearings will start at Woolwich Crown Court in London. If extradited to the US, he faces 175 years in prison.
On the first day of his trial (February 24th) global protests will be held in the name of freedom of press, free speech, and justice for Assange.
We call on the US and UK government to end all attacks on journalists and whistleblowers!
Below are petitions to free Assange:
Free posters and banners in pdf can be found on: http://somersetbean.com/free-assange/
Other protests will be held in:
?? London: https://www.facebook.com/events/2521634561429228/
?? Edinburgh: https://www.facebook.com/events/1040087896346675/
?? Auckland: https://www.facebook.com/events/1232856770245900/
?? Wellington: https://www.facebook.com/events/859953061104531/
?? Brisbane: https://www.facebook.com/events/3399889370053246/
?? Sydney: https://www.facebook.com/events/2581708515487767/
?? Adelaide: https://www.facebook.com/events/391118988420704/
?? Melbourne: https://www.facebook.com/events/181534846608542/
?? Seoul: https://www.facebook.com/events/215972476106651/
?? Amsterdam: https://www.facebook.com/events/225668388466985/
?? Bern: https://www.facebook.com/events/487740091912805/
?? Bratislava: https://www.facebook.com/events/190914988933821/
?? Brussels: https://www.facebook.com/events/177534723588502/
?? Dublin: https://www.facebook.com/events/189491988795690/
?? Ljubljana: https://www.facebook.com/events/855643318212176/
?? Nice: https://www.facebook.com/events/183743022868880/
?? Rome: https://www.facebook.com/events/621515035258045/
?? Denver: https://www.facebook.com/events/2532001293744868/
?? New York: https://www.facebook.com/events/495118358070597/
?? Washington DC: https://www.facebook.com/events/3294119533991549/
?? San Francisco: https://www.facebook.com/events/510693426250360/
?? Mexico City: https://www.facebook.com/events/609154946543752/