Papadakis says the local consulates are so overwhelmed that they have stopped taking new applications for visas altogether.
On the site, supporters can use their visas freely to buy WikiLeaks merch, as the transaction is handled by a third party.
Now they might be able to bid on an even bigger auction prize: visas.
1831, "official signature or endorsement on a passport," from French visa, from Modern Latin charta visa "verified paper," literally "paper that has been seen," from fem. past participle of Latin videre "to see" (see vision). Earlier visé (1810), from French past participle of viser "to examine, view."