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San Francisco Group Shows Support For WikiLeaks Founder

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Julian Assange headshot, founder and editor of the WikiLeaks website (AP)

Julian Assange headshot, founder and editor of the WikiLeaks website (AP)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — A small group demonstrated at the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday in support of WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange.

Rene Davis is a member of Code Pink, an anti-war group. She said it’s important for the truth about key public policy to reach the light of day, no matter how it happens.

“I feel like we’ve been lied to from the inception of the wars against Iraq and Afghanistan,” she said. “Anybody who can expose some truth around that is who I want to hear from.”

KCBS’ Tim Ryan Reports:

John Stauffer of San Francisco said government secrets may not remain secret in this day of computer hacking and instant communication.

“It was absolutely incredible to see computer hackers all over the world, as soon as this broke, saying this is the right thing to do and we’re going to support it,” said Stauffer. “And the world saw it.”

Assange and WikiLeaks have released embarrassing memos about U.S. war planning and a myriad of other strategic topics. The Australian journalist remains jailed in London.

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