Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s welcome at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London has come to an end. Last week it was announced that terms for his release and arrest had been agreed upon; today he was arrested by London Metropolitan Police.
Assange was expelled from the Ecuadorian embassy, where he has lived for four years, after “his repeated violations to international conventions and daily-life protocols” led the Ecuadorian ambassador to rescind his country’s protection.
Wikileaks announced last Friday that Ecuador “already has an agreement with the UK for his arrest.”
A video of Assange’s arrest shows him being carried down the steps of the embassy while shouting “the U.K. must resist.”
I guess he’s not the best house guest. But then, after four years, who is?
National Review adds that “The US Department of Justice has charged Assange in connection with his publication of thousands of classified government documents, a fact they accidentally revealed in an unrelated court filing in February.”
Assange arrest video:
"The UK must resist this attempt by the Trump administration"https://t.co/fq1JGfw40u
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 11, 2019
Image: UK Telegraph