Julian Assange Trying To Raise Nearly $200K For A Statue of Himself
Wikileaks had its moments but now Julian Assange who is trying to raise nearly $200,000 for a statue of himself. This move just screams Donald Trump. I can totally see Trump erecting a statue of himself.
I’m sure your freedom dollars will be well spent.
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The Independent reports:
The WikiLeaks founder has used the whistleblowing website’s official Twitter account to publicise a funding drive for the creation of a life-size bronze public artwork featuring himself, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, described as a “a monument to courage”.
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According to The Independent, the statue by Italian sculptor Davide Dormino, entitled Anything to Say?, will depict the trio standing on chairs, with another empty seat beside them onto which members of the public will be encouraged to climb – allowing them to stand shoulder to shoulder with the whistleblowers.
The organizers say they need £100,000 to complete the project. They hope to raise the funds by January through the crowd-funding website Kickstarter.
So far, only £19,581 has been pledged. Still, it’s not a shabby amount of money.
The Kickstarter page reads, “We need your help to make a monument to courage.”
“We want your money.” FIFY.
Image: The Independent.