Police enter Ecuadorian embassy building

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posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 04:22 AM
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Police enter Ecuadorian embassy building


www.thelocal.se

Several police officers have reportedly entered the building in London, which houses the Ecuadorian embassy and where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is holed up, hoping to get asylum in the country.

Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said Wednesday that it would be "unacceptable" for British police to enter the embassy, but noted that his country "has made a decision" on Assange and will announce it Thursday at 7am (2pm CET).
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posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 04:22 AM
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I can't find much yet in the MSM, but there is a live stream from outside the embassy. I will update as soon as anything hits the news. This is to big to be buried.

www.ustream.tv...

Apparently, the mainstream press is present, so there will be more on this soon.

Anyone actually still believe this has anything to do with the Swedish sex offence charges?

www.thelocal.se
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posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 04:30 AM
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It's on CNET now:

U.K. cops hunting for Assange show up at Ecuador's embassy




Hours after the Ecuadorian government accused the U.K. government of threatening a raid to nab Wikileaks editor Julian Assange, police vans show up at the embassy and police enter the outer lobby.


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posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 04:30 AM
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I can't believe they even warned him about it lol!!!

They must have realized how silly that was and just said 'screw it, we're going in'.

edit on 16-8-2012 by FractalChaos13242017 because: lol


Check out "Dishonorable Disclosure' on youtube.... interesting timing.
edit on 16-8-2012 by FractalChaos13242017 because: ):



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 04:32 AM
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It does not seem like this has happened on the live stream.

Do you have a source?

Oh, you edited. Never mind then
edit on 16/8/12 by gekko because: Other poster edited his post



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 04:34 AM
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So the next news we hear is he resisted arrest, pulled a gun and was subsequentially shot dead inside the embassy.

Watch this space



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 04:51 AM
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Originally posted by magma
So the next news we hear is he resisted arrest, pulled a gun and was subsequentially shot dead inside the embassy.

Watch this space


Then they dumped his body in the ocean, but confirmed that it was him using DNA samples from his sister.

Ok... that's enough, no more joking about Assange's life being in danger.

There better be a movie about all of this when I'm older!



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 04:52 AM
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The live stream just went of-line. It seems like some of the protesters are being arrested.



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 04:58 AM
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The stream is up again, but it keeps braking up. Apparently the cameraman was arrested, but then let go again. The crowd is being chased away by threats of arrest.

So nice to live in a free country isn't it?



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 04:59 AM
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it's back up again, i'm watching it in absolute disbelief.

what a disgrace this once proud country has turned into.



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 05:02 AM
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All this for not wearing a condom in another country...



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 05:05 AM
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yet we cant deport muslim hate preachers and even keep their extended families on benefits.perhaps assange should get the same human rights lawyers as old hook hand and the like.


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posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 05:08 AM
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This is so wrong on so many levels, if we go in we are technically invading another country. This will also mean that there will be npo safe haven in any UK embassy anywhere in the world.
If you think this is about sexual assault charges maybe this will make you realise there is more at stake than that. I'm ashamed to be British if this happens.



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 05:15 AM
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Maybe they should go back a couple hundred years and transport him to Australia. No wait! That's where he was born.



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 05:16 AM
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Isn't this against International laws?

Ecuador in response should raid the British embassy.
edit on 16-8-2012 by insaan because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 05:20 AM
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Originally posted by FFS4000
This is so wrong on so many levels, if we go in we are technically invading another country.


No, it isn't at all. The Embassy remains British territory at all times.

And you can bang on about being ashamed to be British all you want, but we're simply just following the law regarding his arrest. The Swedes issued the arrest warrant for an offence committed in their country, we are simply responding to said request. If we didn't, it throws the whole extradition system in Europe into doubt. I know it is fashionable to assume Assange is innocent, but if he was then surely it should be a simple case of proving it. He could never be deported from Sweden to the US anyway, as the European Convention on Human Rights would prevent it, as he would be facing a possible death sentence or unfair trial.

As it stands, he has done a runner while on bail and not only abandoned those who supported him while fighting extradition, but also brought the Embassy itself into disrepute. The international convention dictating such things as Embassies is quite clear, Diplomats must respect the host countries law. They may be immune from prosecution, but that doesn't mean they can break the law, which is what they are doing by assisting an offender. As a result, they can all be declared PNG and the embassy have it's privileges removed.



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 05:20 AM
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As a Brit,I'm embarrassed that we are behaving in such a manor. He is basically under house arrest anyway. There is no rush to go in there like this. They are arresting some of the protesters too. It's a disgrace.



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 05:22 AM
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Yep, Embassies are off limits I thought whether you were after a supposed criminal or not. What has this world come too? I think they have a bit more of an issue apart from rape charges.



posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 05:24 AM
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Britain says Assange asylum wouldn't change a thing




Britain told Ecuador on Thursday that giving Julian Assange asylum would not change a thing and that it might still revoke the diplomatic status of Quito's embassy in London to allow the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder.



"Giving asylum doesn't fundamentally change anything," the spokesman said, adding that Britain had a legal duty to extradite Assange to Sweden where he is wanted to stand trial for rape.


So much for diplomacy


At least the Ecuadorians is showing some minerals:


"We want to be very clear, we're not a British colony. The colonial times are over," Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said in an angry statement after a meeting with President Rafael Correa.


Reuters


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posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 05:25 AM
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Sorry Stu, you are wrong here it is ; Like embassies, such residences are considered inviolable and, in most cases, extraterritorial. The residences of high commissioner, who are similar to ambassadors, have the same rights.
and from the same page; As the host country may not enter the representing country's embassy without permission, embassies are sometimes used by refugees escaping from either the host country or a third country.

From en.wikipedia.org... So no they are not following international law, whatever you may think this sets a very bad precedent whether you realise it or not





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