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…
- Republicans have breathed new life into their once dead Obamacare replacement and it may be enough to get the bill through the House.
- People are calling the Trump administration's new "criminal alien" hotline to report how they've been victimized by space aliens 👽☎️
- Sebastian Gorka couldn't make it as a national security expert in Hungary, but that's not stopping him from advising President Trump.
- Chipotle is finally adding dessert to its menu and cinnamon, honey, and caramel butter dipping sauce will be involved 😋