WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested by British police

<em>Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Embassy Of Ecuador on May 19, 2017 in London.</em>

British police have arrested Julian Assange after Ecuador withdrew his asylum status. The arrest was made at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been claiming asylum since 2012. Assange was carried out of the embassy by authorities, and taken into custody at a central London police station. Assange could be heard pleading that “the UK must resist… this attempt by the Trump administration.” He will now be presented at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

Assange’s future in the embassy was called into question last year after the president of Ecuador said he would “eventually” have to leave the property and revealed that he was in discussions with British authorities to end his asylum. Assange was also given a n…

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