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‘I’m ecstatic’: Sydneysiders react to news of Julian Assange’s release – video |  Julian Assange

‘I’m ecstatic’: Sydneysiders react to news of Julian Assange’s release – video | Julian Assange

‘I’m ecstatic’: Sydneysiders react to news of Julian Assange’s release – video |  Julian Assange

Speaking to Reuters on Tuesday, Sydney resident Mark Baines described the news of the WikiLeaks founder’s release as “wonderful”. “I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time and it feels like justice, well I hope justice will be served,” Baines said. The announcement that Assange would walk free came shortly after news broke that he was expected to plead guilty this week to violating US espionage laws in a deal that would allow him to return to Australia.