Julian Assange has been arrested by British police following his expulsion from the Ecuadorian embassy. Breitbart reports:
WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange was arrested in London on Thursday morning, after Ecuadorian diplomatic officials invited British police into the country’s embassy to apprehend the Australian.
Assange had been living in the embassy of Ecuador in London under diplomatic asylum since 2012, and was granted citizenship by Ecuador in 2017.
Ruptly journalist Barnaby Nerberka has been broadcasting live from the embassy since tensions escalated between WikiLeaks and the Ecuadorian government of Lenin Moreno last week, and captured the arrest on camera.
Last week, WikiLeaks said sources within the Ecuadorian government told them that Assange was due to be expelled from the embassy “within hours to days,” an allegation the Ecuadorians were quick to deny. It now seems those reports were accurate.
Assange has earned scorn from Democrats for his role in exposing Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and also neocons in exposing the surveillance state. His trial will focus on whether he helped hack into a US government network and expose grave national secrets that could endanger serving men and women.