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Solidarity Vigil in Support of WikiLeaks Julian Assange 1000 Embassy Days

Published on 20 Mar 2015
Solidarity Vigil Monday 16th of March 2015 outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in Support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, marking his 1000 days under the protection of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London's Knightsbridge. We met at 5pm on the pavement opposite the Ecuadorian Embassy at No 3 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London.

We held posters, banners, in respectful solidarity with Julian Assange, the Editor of WikiLeaks who spent his 1000th day inside the Embassy without sun, part of an arbitrary and inhumane pre-trial detention that has been going on since his initial arrest in Britain December 7th 2010. This is the clip of the interview that was done for London Live TV with Alison Earle, who was so gracious as to pass me a copy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuAGOXMI7is

Transcript :

AE: Now I understand that you come here quite a lot, and you are obviously here tonight : what's brought you here ?

Butlin: Hum We ran a solidarity vigil ? Hum, every week, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between half past four and hum half past six, and on Saturdays too. Hum, we are a group of individuals who believe in hum WikiLeaks and the world, the work that they do. Hum, we stand in solidarity with Julian Assange , we feel very sorry that he has to find himself hum, hum, inside the Ecuadorian Embassy to protect his life and his work from hum people who are after , trying to stop him ? and mainly this is the United States of America. Hu the publications of WikiLeaks have obviously upset some very powerful interests and we believe that this is the repercussions and the price he has to pay. Hum. We just stand in solidarity, we are all individuals not from a particular organisation and we welcome you today, thank you very much for joining us.

AE: Would someone say that although backing WikiLeaks is one thing, hum, does supporting somebody who has chosen asylum here, who is facing or could face charges, is that support showing some sort of support for somebody, who, they are above the law almost ?

Butlin: Oh not at all. We believe in the law, and we believe the work of WikiLeaks and certainly Julian Assange has dedicated his life in strengthening democracy and the rule of law by controlling those who actually exercise power in our society. Hum, I think the work is invaluable and Julian Assange and WikiLeaks is one and the same obviously, that's why he is in there, that's why he's received political asylum, to protect his life and to allow him to continue with his work. We are very hopeful for the future but we understand that at the moment the political situation is such that it does not allow a speedy resolution. Hum in the United States there is a Grand Jury, hum, in Virginia, for the last four, five years, hum, who is investigating WikiLeaks, not just Julian Assange but every single member of staff and associate and hum with a threat of very very hefty hum jail terms if they are found hum guilty of hum conspiracy or espionage. We are very concerned about things hum, in this world, are revealed to us.

AE: Just on Friday,you know, we heard that the Swedish prosecutor had decided to come to London, that's obviously quite a big U-turn, hum , hum do you think that means that freedom could be on the way soon for Julian Assange ?

 
Butlin: Hum, since July last year his legal team , Julian Assange's legal team in Sweden and in around the world, the people who help him, have been hum going through he process of trying to rescind the Swedish arrest warrant issued by the prosecutor in Sweden ? In order to unblock the stalemate that has been created by her refusal to come here and question him. Hum it's been a long process, District Court, hum Court of Appeal and now finally, on the 25th of hum February,hum, his legal team submitted a case at the Swedish Supreme Court and we believe this is what has made Marianne Ny to finally take this step, hu, in accepting that he will finally be hum questioned but obviously hu the question remains : why has she been refusing for all these years ? We here in the UK, hu the UK tax payer has wasted millions in the Courts through a lengthy and hu very very costly extradition process. Ah also, the metropolitan police, hum, has spent millions, more than ten millions, hum, on what is in effect a siege, outside the Embassy trying to prevent him from going. So all of this was really unnecessary . She could have come or send someone, ask mutual legal assistance and hum get the case hum dealt with . Hum certainly himself , the Ecuadorian hum Officials and his legal team are very keen hum that the case is dealt with.

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Thanks for the transcript. with these retards screaming in the background it´s very hard to understand what they are talking about..
Assange fears the Pigeon.

https://goo.gl/QjIHja

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really... what is up to people start screaming and yodeling in front of an embassy......?
Assange fears the Pigeon.

https://goo.gl/QjIHja

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really... what is up to people start screaming and yodeling in front of an embassy......?

I think they were put there to create an atmosphere of "pro Assange frenzy" and by the looks on Emmys face, I actually think she is actually having multiple orgasms. This is the stuff dreamz are made of dude !

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the photographer starting at 0:42 seems so excited she even took a photo of the street..
Assange fears the Pigeon.

https://goo.gl/QjIHja

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I knew she was ugly but DAAAAAAAAAAAM !!!