A Canary in a Cage

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Godmother of punk Vivienne Westwood warns the world

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Veteran fashion designer and activist Vivienne Westwood posed in a giant bird cage in London to show her support for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and call for his extradition to the United States to be stopped.

Dressed in a canary yellow outfit, the 79-year-old designer led protesters who chanted “Free Julian Assange” outside London’s Central Criminal Court.

Westwood told the Associated Press after her protest that freeing Assange would mean that “journalists can continue to tell the truth, rather than repeating the spin that’s dealt to them by the government”.

“I am Julian Assange,” she said.

The designer has turned to activism in recent years, leading campaigns in support of Mr Assange and drawing attention to climate change at her fashion shows.