Australian citizen Julian Assange’s extradition hearing is set to start at Belmarsh Prison, London, on February 24.
The United States government wants to extradite the journalist and whistleblower to face charges under the Espionage Act for conspiracy to receive, obtain and disclose classified information. Much of the prosecution's case relates to files released that exposed crimes committed by the US in its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and which Australia was, and is, a willing participant.
Below is a list of the protests being organised in Australia.
Darwin: Parliament House, 11am
Melbourne: State Library, 6.30pm
Perth: US Consulate, 3pm
Adelaide: Parliament steps, 5pm
Brisbane: British Consulate, 100 Eagle Street, 12pm
Hobart: Parliament Lawns, 12.30pm
Nowra: 59 Junction St (Cnr Berry Street), 12pm
Melbourne: British Consulate, 10am-5pm
Sydney: Martin Place Amphitheatre, 12pm
[For a list of the global events visit FreeAssangeGlobalProtest on Facebook.]