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22 Feb 2020 | 12:11 PM UTC

UK: Assange supporters rally in London February 22

Supporters of Julian Assange rally in London on February 22 ahead of extradition review; additional protests possible in the coming days

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Event

Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange marched through London on Saturday, February 22, to pressure the UK government into barring his extradition to the United States. Hundreds of protesters reportedly marched from the High Commission of Australia to the Palace of Westminster. A London court is set to review the US government's request for Assange's extradition on Monday, February 24.

Further protests are possible in the coming days. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of any demonstration.

Advice

Individuals in London are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all public gatherings and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.