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World Press Freedom Day vigil for Assange at British Consulate, 5.00pm Tuesday 3rd May at 90 Collins Street


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A vigil will be held on World Press Freedom Day for Julian Assange at the British Consulate, 5.00 pm to 5.30 pm, Tuesday 3rd May at 90 Collins Street, Melbourne.

Join us to voice your concerns for press freedom in Australia and worldwide. We call for the UK Home Secretary, Priti Patel, to end all extradition proceedings and to free Assange immediately.

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