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Sat 25 Aug: Free Manning! Stand for Assange! Two Vigils - London

Veterans for Peace UK | 21.08.2012 12:05 | Anti-militarism | Repression | Terror War

Veterans for Peace UK have called a vigil for Bradley Manning on Saturday 25 August at the US Embassy in London that will then continue to join the ongoing vigil for Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy.

previous solidarity event at the US Embassy
previous solidarity event at the US Embassy

ongoing vigil at the Ecuadorian Embassy
ongoing vigil at the Ecuadorian Embassy


2pm: Silent Vigil facing the US Embassy

PFC Bradley Manning is back in court on Tuesday 28 August for another pretrial motion hearing.

For the latest on the case, background etc., see

Location: 24 Grosvenor Square, London, Mayfair, London W1A 2LQ
Nearest tube: Bond Street

The vigil will be followed by information exchange.

3pm: Proceed to the Ecuadorian Embassy

Those gathered will then proceed on foot to the Ecuadorian Embassy, just over a mile away.

Route: Park Lane, South Carriage Drive, Sloane Street, Hans Crescent.


4pm: Join the Vigil at the Ecuadorian Embassy

Location: 3 Hans Crescent, London SW1X 0LS
Nearest tube: Knightsbridge

Julian Assange has been in the Ecuadorian Embassy for over two months. Although he has been granted asylum in Ecuador, Britain is currently refusing him safe passage out of the country and he still faces the threat of extradition to Sweden. Sweden refuses to guarantee that Julian will not be forwarded on to the US. Ecuador attempted to gain assurances from Sweden, UK and the US as well as offering that Julian could be interviewed at the Ecuadorian Embassy.



VfP have a number of placards and banners but please feel free to make/bring your own.

For more information about these vigils, call Ben at VfP: 07866 559 312.

Other relevant recent commentary on mainstream reporting of the Assange case includes:

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