Human Chain around Parliament to Free Julian Assange

Human Chain around Parliament to Free Julian Assange

1 pm, Saturday 8th October - Houses of Parliament, London
(nearest tube: Westminster / buses: 12,159,453)

- Gather outside parliament on Parliament Square
- Chain will stretch from the front of parliament over Westminster bridge, along the South Bank and then over Lambeth bridge back towards parliament.
- Stewards will help direct attendees to form the chain on arrival including a team of stewards who will be at Westminster station to direct people to the chain.
- Head to the end of the chain when you arrive’ as the first point. We don’t want everyone heading to Parliament Square.

Rail services on Saturday are disrupted so please make sure to check your travel plans and act accordingly

The Weather is expected to be ‘fine’ – but come prepared!

Tomorrow we will gather outside the UK's seat of power and form a human Chain around parliament, joining hands and sending a powerful message that Julian Assange must be freed – this will be the first ever human chain around the Houses of Parliament!

Not only do the thousands joined in solidarity on the day call for the immediate release of Julian Assange but also all major free speech and human rights organizations, politicians from across the political spectrum, major media and journalists organizations.

Its not too late to encourage others to join this remarkable enterprise - this is our chance for our voices to be heard loudly.

The prosecution of Julian Assange is a purely political act, however his cause is not party political. Your right to know what the government does is your name is in jeopardy with his prosecution: Amnesty International: "It's not just Julian Assange in the dock - silence Assange and they will gag others"

Reporters Without Borders: "The future of journalism is at stake - it will not stop with Julian Assange"

This event is for the sole purpose of sending a clear, unambiguous message of “Free Assange”, we therefore discourage bringing non-Assange related materials and paraphernalia as this will result in mixed messages and a general watering down of the message.

Stella Assange will try to walk around the chain to take pictures and say hi. You may wish to bring chalk which you can use to write on the ground, Yellow ribbons are a known symbol for political prisoners. Resource for banners, posters, flyers, stickers and more

And last thing: It’s not too late to encourage others to join this remarkable enterprise. Spread the word! Tell your family, your friends, your neighbours, your social circle and beyond and encourage them to attend this once in a lifetime event. Never before has a human chain surrounded the UK parliament and this event will draw good publicity to highlight this important cause.

Suggested alternative gathering points after chain has been dispersed:

North of Westminster Bridge:
The Westminster Arms SW1P 3AT (near central Hall, Westminster)
The Speaker, 46 Great Peter St, SW1P 2HA (heading towards Westminster Cathedral)
St Stephens Tavern SW1A 2JR (limited space) (North end of Westminster Bridge)

South of Westminster Bridge:
The Camel and Artichoke SE1 7AE (Beer Garden)

North of Lambeth Bridge:
The Marquis of Granby, 41 Romney Street SW1P 3RF
White Horse and Bower SW1P 2EE

South of Lambeth Bridge:
The Windmill Pub SE1 7JS
The Jolly Gardeners SE11 6AB

Watch Julian Assange’s wife Stella Moris’ video tour ahead of the event:

Stella Assange's recent interviews

Piers Morgan Uncensored: "He's Suffering Profoundly!" Wife of WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Calls For His Release:

Jordan Peterson: Julian Assange: Free Speech Martyr? Featuring Stella Assange:

Russell Brand: What Happens When You Challenge Dominant Power?:

Julian Assange faces a 175 year sentence if extradited to the US for his publishing work. All major free speech and human rights organizations including Amnesty, Reporters Without Borders, National Union of Journalists, Big Brother Watch and many more oppose his extradition which they say are a 'threat to press freedom around the globe'.
Amnesty International: "Were Julian Assange to be extradited or subjected to any other transfer to the USA, Britain would be in breach of its obligations under international human rights law"

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