Supporters of Julian Assange are appealing to Donald Trump through both social media and a petition to pardon the WikiLeaks founder, who is in exile at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
They says Assange unveiled the US elite’s “corruption” and must be “honored” as a hero.
Over 5,000 people signed the petition aimed at the newly-elected president, asking him to grant “a presidential pardon” to Assange and clear him of “any crimes alleged against him.”
“Julian Assange has been persecuted and harried by the very people he has sought to expose for their lies and deceptions against the people of the world,” the petition filed on Change.org reads.“Mr. Assange has shone a bright light on the corruption of those who presume to rule us.”
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