Protesters rally at Dept of Injustice against planned extradition of Julian Assange

Video highlights of the rally 1 min 28 sec

On the 17th of May, protesters showed up at the so-called "Department of Justice" to demand that the US cease and desist its efforts to extradite Julian Assange. Julian Assange is one of the founder of Wikileaks, where embarrassing leaks governments try to keep secret are published. One of these was the famous "Collateral Murder" video from Afghanistan showing a US gunship shooting up an ambulance.

That video was provided by Chelsea Manning, who for her trouble was not only imprisoned but tortured until former US President Obama commuted her sentence.After that, she spent nearly a year in an Alexandria, VA hellhole of a jail for refusing to talk to a grand jury, something the author of this report also refused to do.

The protest at the US "Department of Justice" was held in parallel with one in the UK demanding that the Home Office block extradition of Assange. Speakers at the US rally included whistleblower and former CIA Intelligence Officer John Kiriakou; Max Blumenthal (Editor-in-Chief and writer for The Grayzone) ,Randy Credico (civil rights activist, comedian, radio hos), and the former director of the William Moses Kunstler Fund for Racial Justice

Still from video by John Zangas

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