Here’s the scene outside London’s Ecuadorian Embassy today:
The protesters are supporting Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder who has been living in the embassy since June 19.
Assange is avoiding extradition to Sweden, where officials want to question him about alleged sexual misconduct.
Assange’s supporters fear that handing him over to Sweden will open the door to a trial in the United States, where some politicians have labeled him a terrorist.
Ecuadorian officials won’t back down from their promise of asylum to Assange, despite pressure from U.S., U.K. and Swedish officials. They think he faces a serious threat of political persecution.
Meanwhile, in Ecuador, many support their country’s decision, and are angered by the U.K.’s efforts to undermine it.
“British and gringos are the same thing”
“We are sovereign, not colonies”
Yep. That’s a British flag.
And meanwhile, in Assange’s super-secret lair…
Please validate your account to contribute content.
Preview Your Response
- radiosinmotion 17 Photos From Julian Assange Protests and thinks it’s Win
- 17 Photos From Julian Assange Protests is starting to get hot on Twitter Tweet It
- joeyt7 thinks 17 Photos From Julian Assange Protests is Win
- nonpromqueen thinks 17 Photos From Julian Assange Protests is Win
- Igorr thinks 17 Photos From Julian Assange Protests is Geeky & Win
Responding to some misinformation in the comments: * His accusers said they were never afraid of him and they felt no threat. * They had consensual sex with him and DIDN’T say “no” or “stop” but FELT “reluctance.” * They continued to spend time with Assange later, pay some of his bills, brag to friends about hanging out with him, and were angry that he didn’t return phone calls. * After finding out he was “cheating” they texted each other about how to extort money from him, and this along with previous texts/tweets cool he was (sent to friends after the supposed rape) they tried to destroy, along with Ardin’s online guide on how to get legal revenge on “unfaithful” men. * Ardin has a history of sexual harassment complaints such as reporting a student because he didn’t give her enough eye contact when she lectured. * Swedish law means if he’s sent there he will be immediately imprisoned and can no longer seek asylum. * Assange has exposed THOUSANDS of REAL CRIMES against women, men and children at the hands of the US and allies. Hidden tortures, murders, and constant corruption. Shame on anyone who jumps on this psyops smear campaign and ignores the plight of the real victims of our foreign policy, who need people willing to stand up for them and make sure justice and truth prevail (or else they will be repeated).
- fanaca thinks 17 Photos From Julian Assange Protests is Win
- MrSwearword thinks 17 Photos From Julian Assange Protests is WTF
- NightSlasher 17 Photos From Julian Assange Protests and thinks it’s Ew & Trashy
Julian Assange is a scumbag, and Ecuador is wrong to protect him, but … their law, their soil, their policies. Nothing we can do. Unfortunately, during the Bush years my country managed to work up quite a nasty reputation where human rights are concerned. I think Ecuador sincerely believes if they release him, Assange will have to stand trial in the United States. This is actually a legitimate concern, from their point of view. Unfortunately, Britain is behaving badly by threatening to revoke the diplomatic status of the Ecuadorian embassy. Britain does indeed have an obligation to extradite Assange to Sweden IF ASSANGE IS ON BRITISH SOIL, which he is not. Britain has a greater obligation to adhere to the 1961 Vienna Convention. I think Britain needs to learn from the mistakes of the United States and back the hell down on this issue. And just to reassert, even though I can understand their point of view, I do not approve of Ecuador giving asylum to Assange. It is in bad form, and I think they can find a better way to make their point (a point that probably needs to be made, at least from their point of view); but this is an issue between Ecuador and Sweden. It does not involve Britain; it does not involve the United States. As long as Assange is on Ecuadorian soil, there is no action Britain can take; or, rather, there is no action Britain SHOULD take.
- annew7 thinks 17 Photos From Julian Assange Protests is Win
- Cates Holderness thinks 17 Photos From Julian Assange Protests is OMG
- daniela19 thinks 17 Photos From Julian Assange Protests is Win