Dozens rally outside British Embassy in Washington DC against Assange arrest

Dozens rally outside British Embassy in Washington DC against Assange arrest
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  • calendar-gray 12 April 2019

Protestors gathered Thursday outside the British Embassy in Washington, DC, to rally against the recent arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London, ONAreports citing Sputnik.

Correspondent Garland Nixon, co-host of Fault Lines on Radio Sputnik, was at the scene, and reported that Code Pink, an advocacy group, led the rally.

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, spoke at the event, stating that American citizens are unaware of their government's actions.

"I think anybody who cares about the truth, who cares about what our governments are doing in our name, who cares about war and peace issues and would like to see a lot more peace in the world, should be appalled at the incarceration of Julian Assange," Benjamin told demonstrators.

Benjamin honed in on the role played by journalists during the the US-led invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. She mentioned Judith Miller's reporting on the alleged existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq for the New York Times, to which the crowd responded with chants of, "Boo" and "Liar."

Benjamin also credited WikiLeaks for shedding light on the imprisonment and detention of innocent people at the US military's Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.

Protestors also held up signs calling for Assange's release.

Faiq Mahmudov

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