The trial to extradite the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States is scheduled to begin on Feb. 24.
In London, hundreds of free speech activists Saturday marched from the Australia House to Parliament Square in support of Julian Assange who faces a court that will decide whether or not to be extradited to the United States.
Beginning Feb. 24, London's Woolwich Crown Court will examine a U.S. request which demands that Assange be handed over to judge him for the dissemination of classified files on military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq.
In President Donald Trump's country, the Australian journalist who helped unveil US war crimes faces 17 charges for espionage, which could condemn him up to 175 years in jail.
Upon arriving at Parliament Square, social activists gathered to listen to speeches and shouted phrases such as "Assange's freedom is our freedom," "journalism is not a crime," and "jail war criminals, free Julian Assange."
His father John Shipton, WikiLeak supporters, Stop the War Coalition activists, journalists and other personalities of the British pop culture were present at the march.