.....so I truly regret drawing your attention to paragraph 7 of the article:
"The idea for the statue came from Mr Dormino and Charles Glass, an American author, journalist and broadcaster. British journalist Vaughan Smith, with whom Mr Assange stayed while he was on bail in 2010, is organising the Kickstarter campaign."
Furthermore, Mr Smith added:
“If you look at the statues we do have, they’re mostly of people who've done various things during our past in conflict and killed rather a lot of people. I think it’s refreshing to have a statue that’s perhaps owned by the public a little bit more.”
Shame...........um Assange. Shame.