WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested after he was kicked out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
In a statement, Metropolitan Police confirmed Assange had been taken into custody.
Police said they were “invited into the embassy by the Ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government’s withdrawal of asylum”.
Assange is currently being held at a central London police station, before being presented before Westminster Magistrates’ Court “as soon as is possible”.
Video shows Assange was pulled from the embassy by half a dozen people. He could be heard yelling “The UK has no civility” and “resist this offence by the Trump administration”.
Ecaudor President Lenin Moreno said in a video statement: “Ecuador has decided to terminate the diplomatic asylum granted to Mr. Assange in 2012.
“The asylum of Mr. Assange is unsustainable and no longer viable.”
Moreno specifically cited Assange’s involvement in WikiLeaks as the meddling in the internal affairs of other countries, referring to the leaking of documents from the Vatican in January.
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