Watch Wikileaks’ Julian Assange Carried Out Of Ecuadorian Embassy In London By Force

Written by Ann Brown
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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange looks up as he speaks on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. A U.N. human rights panel says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been squirreled away inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to avoid questioning by Swedish authorities about sexual misconduct allegations, has been “arbitrarily detained” by Britain and Sweden since December 2010. The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said his detention should end and he should be entitled to compensation. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

It seems WikiLeaks whistleblower Julian Assange time in political asylum is up. After seven years of taking refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Assange was literally carried out by a group of British police and arrested.

And it’s been reported that Assange was carried out to prevent him from “pressing a mysterious panic button he said could bring dire consequences for Ecuador, its foreign minister said,” Business Insider reported.

Apparently, Assange told the embassy that the button would bring “devastating consequences,” the AP reported.

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“It is not clear exactly what form the ‘panic button’ took: whether it was a physical device or a metaphor for some other easily activated insurance measure. It is also unclear what leverage Assange thought he had over Ecuador,” Business Insider reported.

RT’s Ruptly video agency posted exclusive footage of a disheveled Assange being carried out of the building by several men holding him by his arms and legs.

Assange is shouting “UK…must resist…”  In his hands, he carried a copy of American intellectual Gore Vidal’s book “The History of The National Security State,” in which the author criticized the United States’ security apparatus.

Ecuador granted Assange asylum in June 2012 when he was fleeing warrants for his arrest in Sweden and the UK. Assange did not appear in court to face charges of sexual assault in Sweden, which were eventually dropped. He denies the charges. Assange is also wanted in the UK for breaching prior bail conditions.

Ecuador’s president said he revoked Assange’s asylum because Ecuador’s patience had “reached its limit on the behavior of Mr. Assange.”

“We’ve ended the asylum of this spoiled brat,” he said in a separate speech hours after Assange’s arrest, the AP reported.

According to Ecuador President Lenín Moreno, Assange installed prohibited electronic equipment in the embassy and mistreated security guards and also accessed the embassy’s security files.

Ecuador said it spent $6.2 million on Assange’s upkeep and security from 2012 to 2018.