WikiLeaks' Assange Monument at Least Gets His Hair Right

By Gerald Lynch on at

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may still be holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy, but he (along with fellow whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning) may well end up touring the streets of the a bronze statue.

Davide Dormino is the artist leading the Vaughan Smith Kickstater campaign, which seeks £100,000 in funding to sculpt the "monument to courage". The money will go towards casting the statue and setting it up as a mobile installation piece, allowing members of the public to take a stand (on a chair) shoulder-to-shoulder with the trio.

It seems to have pleased the WikiLeaks brigade, which offered an endorsing retweet back in November. With The Independent picking up on this and (perhaps unfairly) suggesting Assange himself is using the Twitter account to "spearhead funding", the Twitter masses have inevitably dived in with other ego-deflating suggestions for the monument. There's a bit of theme to them: