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by Elleanne Green

Attending the court for the Julian Assange hearing today left me frustrated and deeply angry … I got there really early to grab a good place in the queue some hours before the scheduled moment … when we got inside there was nothing organised to make sure people who had waited longest could retain their spot … no queuing and NO system … chaos and mayhem ruled and the most important case in the world today had been shunted into Court 3 which had very few seats for observers … so I stood my ground near the door and would not move for hours … if any of the public had been allowed in I would have been the one … but when the moment came they called for Press with a Purple permit … most of the Press had Green permits so it was only the preselected who were allowed in … not one single member of the public was allowed in to support Julian … just elite establishment press representatives … how is that even legal?

It certainly is not ethical … as we all chanted afterwards ‘British courts are kangaroo courts!’ … what an outrage … a disgrace … someone said the judge had decreed that no non press were to be admitted … but they let us all wait (and fight and squabble about our places in the queue) for literally hours knowing it would all be for nothing … I no longer have faith in our judicial system … it has clearly been corrupted … I have rarely felt this angry or disappointed before … we live in sinister and cynical times … tell the world the truth of it … this should be known …