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There were and are enormous pressures being exerted upon the Embassy, the physical infrastructure of
the premises (which are a conversion of a central London flat), and the staff.
All the interviewees alluded to a shift which has taken place over time. Initially, the view was that Mr Assange needed the protection which the Embassy could provide; this appeared to alter - to the Embassy needing protection from the situation surrounding him. Individuals who showed him compassion were affected. They were afraid of coming and going from the Embassy and being approached by the UK security services.
Mr Assange’s presence in the early stages brought with it the threat of invasion of the Embassy. The word “invasion” was used by many of the interviewees. Respondents described the peak threat occurring in mid-August 2012.7 Mr. Assange and respondents report that at one point, 150 police surrounded the Embassy and “were descending on ropes” onto the roof adjacent to the posterior end of the Embassy. Combined with the extensive daily surveillance, this has had a major bearing on life within the Embassy for Mr Assange. Recently the fear of “invasion” has returned for the Embassy staff8.
originally posted by: TheFlyOnTheWall
Steve Jobs had AIDS as per wikileaks
originally posted by: EchoesInTime
RT is reporting that Ecuador cut off his internet because Clinton Leaks "breached impartiality".
Why should they care?