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News ID: 48849
Publish Date: 8:41 - 23 October 2020
Friday, 23 October 2020_Protesters have gathered in the British Capital, London, to condemn what they see as the complicity of The Guardian Newspaper in the persecution of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The whistleblower is currently being imprisoned and on trial to be possibly extradited to the United States.

Protest breaks out in front of The Guardian headquarters over Julian Assange coverageDemonstrators gathered in front of The Guardian headquarters in the British Capital, to condemn the way in which the news outlet has covered the case of Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange.

Julian Assange is currently awaiting the verdict of a trial aimed at extraditing him to the United States where he would likely be charged under the espionage act.

The Guardian is known to have released wikileaks documents, in its reporting, however there is a stark difference between the way that Julian Assange for releasing very similar cables was treated to the journalists at the guardian who are still sitting in their offices, whilst Julian Assange is in currently in Belmarsh maximum security prison. Something that the demonstrators believe is an attack on freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

Julian Assange has remained in prison since his expulsion from the Ecuadorian Embassy last year. The conditions in which he has been subjected to inside of prison have prompted condemnation from Human Rights Organizations such as Amnesty International.

With Julian Assange’s fate still hanging in the balance, the demonstrations continue, many seeing this case to be about the future of honest journalism.

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