Melbourne protesters marched through the city streets and formed a human chain across a Southbank bridge on Saturday morning as they called on the Australian government to intervene.
Protestors during a demonstration protesting the imprisonment of Australian activist Julian Assange, along the Yarra River in Melbourne, Saturday, October 8, 2022. (AAP Image/Joel Carrett) NO ARCHIVING Source: AAP / Joel Carrett
“There’s an expectation in the electorate that the prime minister and this government is going to get Julian out of jail,” Mr Assange’s brother Gabriel Shipton told AAP.
“Julian would walk free.”
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Mr Assange was charged by the US with 17 counts of espionage and one charge of computer misuse after WikiLeaks published thousands of leaked military and diplomatic documents.
Julian Assange is fighting a long-running legal battle to avoid extradition to the United States, where he is wanted for espionage offences. Source: AAP, EPA / Neil Hall
Melbourne’s demonstration against Mr Assange’s detention was one of many being held across the world on Saturday.
“We’re not going to stop. We are not going to be quiet.”