People in yellow vests have been spotted outside a court in London where the hearing on Assange's extradition to the US is taking place. According to Sputnik's correspondent, eighty people wearing yellow vests have arrived to the court building by bus.
"We are protesting in France in order to have more democracy and to have more transparency from the government. And that’s what Julian Assange has been fighting for," a Yellow Vest protester, named Vincent, said.
"So for us it was obvious to come here and to support him to, just tell him that he is not alone, that there are like hundred thousands of people in France at least and I guess all [over] the world, probably millions, that consider him as a hero for doing what he has done, to sacrifice his own life and his own freedom in order to put out in the public confidential information that… yeah, release critical information that is important for the public to know."
Speaking at the hearing on Thursday, Assange said that he would fight extradition, adding that he was doing "journalism that has won many awards".
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by UK authorities on 11 April after Ecuador had revoked his political asylum. He is now facing extradition to the United States on charges of conspiring to break into a Pentagon computer to leak classified information.