Supporters of Julian Assange will rally in Galaxy Park in Kendall Sq starting at 11am, calling for the US to drop the charges on him and for the UK not to extradite him to the US. At noon, the protesters will march to the British Consulate to press their demand that the UK refuse to turn Assange over to the Americans.
Assange has been in a high-security prison in London for 3 years because the US wants to charge him with espionage for releasing classified information about US war crimes committed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo. He faces a possible sentence of 175 years!
Even if you can’t come, please contact Joe Biden at WhiteHouse.gov/contact and Merrick Garland at AskDoJ@usdoj.gov, telling them to drop the charges on Assange. Also write UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, asking her to refuse to extradite Assange to the US at Public.Enquiries@homeoffice.gov.uk.
For more info, contact Susan McLucas, Boston Area Assange Defense, 617-501-9125 and SusanBMcL@gmail.com.