So grateful to people who raised their voices to defend Julian Assange, engage in educating eachother and standing up for the best in human nature, a selfless and self sacrificing gift of knowledge, which the WIkiLeaks work is.
Report by Joe Brack from EF Press, photos by Joe and Marty Bray.
During a busy weekend of protest over 25 Committee members and supporters gathered on the steps of Eros, Piccadilly Circus, to maintain the vigil in support of Free Speech & Julian Assange. An info table was set up and supporters handed out flyers and engaged in discussion with the public and BLM protestors on their way to and from Hyde Park & Parliament Square.
Some were unaware that Julian was on remand, and shocked that he remains in Belmarsh Prison denied his legal and human rights. A loud discussion ensued when a lady objected to a Palestinian flag and accused us of Jew hatred. I tried to explain the difference between anti-zionism and antisemitism, and that we had occupied Piccadilly Circus in order to annex it and build a settlement in support of Julian Assange, but she walked off shouting about arabs and terrorists.
As a Jewish Atheist it is ironic & upsetting to be called a Jew hater as I have always supported freedom of belief and encourage all semitic peoples to come together and address the divisions between the children of Abraham and the illegal occupation of Palestine.
Apart from that one encounter, the overall response was very positive and we communicated the urgency and alarm at Julian’s mistreatment and torture to many who may have been unaware of the extent of punishment inflicted by the Extradition bench of Westminster Magistrates Court and Governor Rob Davis of HMP Belmarsh.
Eric, longtime supporter and Committee member, highlighted the role that a free press plays in preventing war crimes, stating, ‘Assange is the voice of the voiceless.’ Indeed, and Piccadilly Circus was witness to those who testify to end State terror, misrule of law and International illegality that has become the hallmark of the shocking US v Julian Assange Show Trial scheduled 7 September 2020.
Joe Brack EF Press
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