Vivienne Westwood joins family and friends of Julian Assange to mark his 50th birthday, outside parliament

Dame Vivienne Westwood joined Julian Assange’s wife, children and friends at a party in Parliament Square celebrating his 50th birthday, on Saturday 3 July. The gathering in central London was celebratory -- Ms Westwood later ended up with cake on her face -- but there were also banners and speeches calling for the release of the Wikileaks founder. Dame Vivienne Westwood was filmed giving a speech at the event herself. Assange's partner, Stella Morris, and their two young sons cut the birthday cake. Mr Assange is still in London’s Belmarsh Prison, pending an appeal against an earlier verdict in which his extradition to the US was rejected.

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