Protesters tell PM: ‘Get on the phone to free Julian Assange’

Outside Anthony Albanese' office. Photo: Coral Wynter

Activists called on Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to “get on the phone” to the United States and British leaders to free Julian Assange. They displayed banners outside Albanese’s electorate office in Marrickville on June 23.

“Assange is being made a victim for the war crimes of the US. The charges against him are false: he is being tried for daring to reveal the truth about US foreign policy,” one protester said.

“The government has a duty to an Australian citizen and journalist to defend their human rights. Drop the charges, and bring Julian home immediately!”

Albanese emerged from his office during the rally and walked away, surrounded by security personnel. The protesters pursued him, calling on him to act.