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…
- Donald Trump promised insurance for everyone this weekend, but Senate Republicans say they assume he misspoke.
- President Barack Obama shortened Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence for leaking documents to WikiLeaks. She'll be freed in May.
- Blue Lies Matter: Video finally proved that police officers lie — and why they get away with it.
- A Toronto man is on a mission to bathe at a different stranger's house every day this month. And so far, so good 🛀