President Biden preaches the importance of press freedom and therefore the First Amendment in his speeches (*1), but at the same times ignores or keeps silent about the Assange-Case.
Over the years, the White House usually refers (*2) to the Department of Justice (DoJ) and I personally think that’s not okay and contradicts with his mentioned values. He could easily drop the charges if he really would be serious about his words.
The First Amendment protects not only free speech but the right to assemble and express views through protest (*3) Let’s use this right.
I don’t know how many people we got here from Washington, but I think consistent and repetitive protests, would be more than approbriate in order to break the silence. What about a consistent day in a week? #SaturdaysForAssange #Saturdays4Assange?
#EndTheSilence #DropTheCharges #WhiteHouseOfSilence
*1: Biden: 'A free press is essential to the health of a democracy' - CNN Video (Biden: “We believe a free press isn’t an adversary; rather, it’s essential,” President Biden said in a recent address to diplomats. Brian Stelter says Biden is “stating the obvious” but that it’s important to do so in the wake of Trump’s four years of attacks against the media.)