Over 1000 people rallied to support Wikileaks in Sydney on Friday 10th December. Members of the crowd held signs declaring "Julian not Julia", "Supporting Assange not Terrorism" and "In Wikileaks we trust". There were chants of "We are all Julian Assange" as well as condemnation for the Australian government's bid to dismiss and silence Wikileaks with cries of "Shame, shame!"
Speakers included Greens Senator-elect Lee Rhiannon, Greens NSW MP David Shoebridge, Pirate Party activist Simon Frew, Asha Wolf from WLCentral.org, acting director of GetUp! Sam McLean and Green Left Weekly co-editor Simon Butler.
Acclaimed independent journalist Antony Loewenstein chaired the event and said, "As Australian citizens we reject monitoring, we promote transparency and we praise Wikileaks and Assange for that."
VIDEOS FROM THE RALLY
Simon Butler from Green Left Weekly speaks to Sydney Wikileaks Rally. Clip from Youtube
Lee Rhiannon from the Greens speaks to Sydney Wikileaks Rally Clip from Youtube
PHOTOS FROM THE RALLY
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