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Third protest for hacker facing US extradition

PUBLISHED: 16:57 09 October 2008 | UPDATED: 15:29 07 September 2010

A THIRD protest in support of computer hacker and ex-Highgate Wood pupil Gary McKinnon will take place tomorrow, in a bid to prevent his extradition to the US. Mr McKinnon, 42, has been accused of causing $700,000 worth of damage when he accessed US syste

A THIRD protest in support of computer hacker and ex-Highgate Wood pupil Gary McKinnon will take place tomorrow, in a bid to prevent his extradition to the US.

Mr McKinnon, 42, has been accused of causing $700,000 worth of damage when he accessed US systems from his Crouch End home in 2002.

Organisers hope that Alan Campbell and Phil Woolas, new ministers at the Home Office, will feel differently about Mr McKinnon's impending extradition.

Two previous protests took place last month, at the US embassy in Grosvenor Square on September 2 and at the Home Office on September 28.

The peaceful demonstration will take place outside the Home Office in Marsham Street at 5pm.

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