After news that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had been designated an "Enemy of the State" by the United States government and that communication with him is considered "communicating with the enemy," protesters in Melbourne decided to
October 8, 2012

After news that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had been designated an "Enemy of the State" by the United States government and that communication with him is considered "communicating with the enemy," protesters in Melbourne decided to visit the United States consulate in order to get some questions answered regarding whether or not they too were considered enemies of the state for supporting WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.

They were refused an audience with the consular officials and decided to stage a sit in.

After 3 hours of occupying the foyer and blocking a main entrance to the upper levels, police came in and violently removed the protesters resulting in the arrest of 3, with one of the protesters suffering a dislocated shoulder as a result.

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