The Don’t Extradite Assange Campaign is launching the first ever virtual political rally to prevent the WikiLeaks founder from being sent to the US where he could face a 175 year jail sentence for journalistic activities.
The event will be staged in a virtual auditorium looking like the Royal Courts of Justice in London where Assange is set to face his final appeal in the UK court system. The rally aims to build for a real life protest at the same venue when the court date is announced.
The virtual rally will be happening in the Wistaverse, the first platform dedicated to virtual protests, located in the Sandbox.
Each individual attendee will be represented by an avatar which can interact with other attendees, hear speeches and watch other material inside the virtual rally. Speech will include a prerecorded talk by Julian Assange himself, his wife Stella Assange, Kristinn Hrafnsson, the editor in chief of WikiLeaks, and other guests.
How To Join:
Join the event here: https://shorturl.at/vHUY4
Please note, phones are not supported. You will only be able to access the event from a computer.
If you have never used @TheSandboxGame before, you’ll need to sign up and create an account. You can do this via a vpn and with a new email address for privacy.
A pop up will then open where you will be instructed to download and install the software “The Sandbox Game”. Once you’ve installed the software, you’re ready to go! You can then enter the event by clicking the “play” button. Also, feel free to create your own avatar so that you can join the metaverse as your own digital self!
The rally will be on Saturday 26 August at 5pm BST.