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Australia: Protesters rally in Melbourne to support Assange

Australia, Melbourne
June 14, 2019 at 13:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

A group of protesters rallied in the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday to show solidarity with Julian Assange.

The group was seen holding signs and calling on the Australian government to bring Assange back before he faces extradition to the United States, before two of the attendees were arrested by the police.

WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, is currently serving a 50-week sentence for breaching bail in 2012 in the UK and facing an extradition request from the US on charges of violating the US Espionage Act by publishing classified military and diplomatic documents in 2010.

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A group of protesters rallied in the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday to show solidarity with Julian Assange.

The group was seen holding signs and calling on the Australian government to bring Assange back before he faces extradition to the United States, before two of the attendees were arrested by the police.

WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, is currently serving a 50-week sentence for breaching bail in 2012 in the UK and facing an extradition request from the US on charges of violating the US Espionage Act by publishing classified military and diplomatic documents in 2010.

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