Protests will be taking place across the globe on Tuesday as supporters of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange call for his freedom on the sixth anniversary of his entering the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
There are confirmed rallies in the USA, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, India, Sri Lanka, and the UK.
In the United States, protesters will be hitting the streets outside the White House as well as in New York City, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco.
The Gateway Pundit will be present at the rally outside the White House in Lafayette Park, which begins at 11 a.m. EST. Speakers include activists from across the political spectrum including Ray McGovern, Marsha Coleman Adebayo, Margaret Flowers, Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin, Kevin Zeese, Angel Fox and Lee Stranahan. More information about the protest can be found on the Facebook event page.
According to a press release from organizers, the protesters are demanding that Australia, Britain and the US abide by the UN ruling that Assange be allowed his freedom and be compensated for the injustice that has been done to him. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has repeatedly ruled that Assange is being illegally detained.
In March, Ecuador caved to pressure from the United States and Spanish governments to isolate Assange by revoking his right to have visitors, make phone calls or use the internet. With no access to the outside world or means of communication, he is now being kept in conditions worse than our prisoners in solitary confinement.