WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was quickly taken to the Westminster Magistrates Court after his arrest at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
Photos of the Assange giving the thumbs up and bravely smiling to the swarm of photographers outside his arrest van provides a glimmer fo hope, for what can only be described as the darkest day in press freedom.
The U.S. DOJ was quick to charge Assange with helping Chelsea Manning hack and subsequently leak classified US documents.
Earlier, Metropolitan Police said in a statement that they arrested Assange on a warrant issued by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in June 2012, for failing to surrender to the court. The police were “invited into the embassy by the Ambassador,” it said.
The absolute media scrum outside Westminster Magistrates' Court for Assange. pic.twitter.com/KPy3dz0qmd
— Stephen Graves (@stephengraves) April 11, 2019