Julian Assange Speaks from Embassy
"The United States must vow it will not pursue journalists for shining a light on the secret crimes of the powerful"
Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange is scheduled to give a statement today at 2pm London time from the Ecuadoran embassy.
How will he do it without stepping outside where British police are waiting? [More...]
[He] risks arrest if he takes even one step out of the building. With police officers primed to detain him, Assange must find a way of speaking publicly without setting foot outside, raising the possibility of him being forced to speak from a balcony or lean out of a window.
.... Britain's Foreign Office warned that the steps to the embassy were considered British territory while police said officers would take "appropriate" action" if he strayed from the building.
Maybe they can just put a big TV monitor on the steps which broadcasts him speaking from inside. Like the kind they have at concerts so the people in the back can see closeups of the performers who otherwise just look like tiny figurines.
Here's a countdown clock until he speaks.
Interpol says its red notice against Assange continues despite Ecuador's decision to grant him asylum.
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