Wikileaks' Sydney protest: photos

Wikileaks' Sydney protest: photos

Summary: Today Australians took to the streets in Sydney to support Wikileaks and freedom of speech, as well as to protest the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.


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  • (Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia)

    A representative from political activist group GetUp! addresses the media. In 24 hours, 50,000 Australians have signed up to GetUp's campaign to remove full page ads in The Washington Times and The New York Times to stand up for Julian Assange. As of yesterday, signees had donated over $122,000 to the cause.

  • (Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia)

    The crowd eagerly awaits the rally's speakers.

Topics: Government, Government AU, Security

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  • I was at the rally the whole way through. Felt so good.
  • The PPAU spokesperson's name is Simon FRew, not Skew. And the person alleged to be him in the video I'm quite sure is the Green Left Weekly spokesman instead.
  • Hi Occer,
    You're on the money with that one mate. I had got my Simons crossed. We're in the process of correcting it now. Thanks for the comment.

    Luke Hopewell
    Journalist | ZDNet Australia