The WikiLeaks founder was arrested in London on Thursday.By Aaron Rupar @atrupar Apr 11, 2019, 8:55am EDT
On Thursday, following months of speculation, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British authorities after being expelled from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, ahead of his planned extradition to the United States.
Footage of the moment that Assange was hauled out of the embassy after spending nearly seven years there was posted to Twitter by the Ruptly video news agency. Here it is:
In the footage, Assange can be heard yelling, “The UK must resist!” In his hand he held a book that Jon Levine of The Wrap identified as Gore Vidal’s History of the National Security State.
Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno posted a video on Twitter explaining that the decision to expel Assange from his country’s embassy was made because Assange allegedly “violated repeatedly clearcut provisions of the conventions on diplomatic asylum of Havana and Caracas ... he particularly violated the norm of not intervening in the internal affairs of other states.”
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