*** Vigil now resumed, Friday morning, 22 June ***
Update: Friday morning
A vigil has been maintained at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since Wednesday in solidarity with Julian Assange who took refuge there on Tuesday and is seeking political and protective asylum in Ecuador. The vigil continued until late Thursday evening.
The vigil has now resumed today, Friday 22 June, and will continue throughout the day. Support it if you can.
Report on the vigil from Ben Griffin of Veterans for Peace UK on Thursday evening:
A varied group of supporters has mounted a vigil since 1100hrs on 20 June. Thanks to Roland and Sue for doing the night shift. Today we had a good number of people turn up. We are not continuing through the night, however some of the Ecuadorian group said they might stay very late. When I left with Serena this evening there was still a sizeable group present. Tomorrow I will be heading back and will spend the day there. Belgique and Juan will also be there and hopefully the numbers will build up throughout the day.
The Wikileaks crew have expressed their gratitude and said they didn’t expect a decision today. I and a few others are ready to move at short notice if something happens tonight. The situation is still fluid and we will reassess the situation tomorrow.
The rally planned for the Swedish embassy on 28 June will go ahead as planned.
Address of Embassy:
Flat 3B 3 Hans Crescent
London SW1X 0LS.
Nearest Tube: Knightsbridge
Contact number for vigil (call before arriving to check situation): Mobile 07 866 559 312
More information and opinion about Assange’s request for asylum:
Michael Ratner speaks to Democracy Now
Article on this blog
Glenn Greenwald article
The Professor’s Blog
For more photos, including plainclothes cops attending the vigil, see IT Friends of Bradley Manning on flickr.
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thinking of coming to central london to join you, are you going to stay there overnight?
CORRECTED REPLY! Sorry Paolo – this is the most up to date info I have. The vigil will be in place today but the situation is fluid, so check with the vigil mobile number before heading down there. Hope that helps.