Petition to offer Julian Assange asylum in NZ to be presented to parliament

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Newstalk ZB Staff,
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National,
Publish Date
Sunday, 9 September 2018, 8:35PM
Over 2000 people have signed a petition calling for New Zealand to offer Mr Assange political asylum (Image / Getty Images)
Over 2000 people have signed a petition calling for New Zealand to offer Mr Assange political asylum (Image / Getty Images)

Wellington protestors say they haven't forgotten the plight of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, even if the world has.

They've gathered outside the Embassy Theatre where US whistleblower Chelsea Manning is speaking tonight.

Manning, who spoke in Auckland last night, is in the country for a speaking tour. 

Protestor Alex Hills says New Zealand should offer Mr Assange political asylum.

Ms Hills says the world has forgotten about him and it's appalling.

She says they've gathered more than 2,000 signatures on a petition supporting their cause.

Ohariu MP Greg O'Connor will present the petition to parliament but says he does not support Assange coming to New Zealand.

 

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