Strong statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Integration of Ecuador, Ricardo Patiño Aroca, granting Julian Assange asylum in Ecuador as per his request.
Vigil at the Ecuadorian Embassy Thursday 16 August from midday
Where? 3 Hans Crescent, London SW1X 0LS
Nearest tube: Knightsbridge
For more information, call Ben at Veterans for Peace 07866 559 312
The Ecuadorian Foreign Minister has said in a press conference that a decision regarding Julian Assange’s asylum application will be announced on Thursday 16 August 2012 at around 1pm UK time.
Following threats from the UK government to storm the embassy, WikiLeaks issued this statement and a spokesperson for the Ecuadorian government said this. There was a greatly increased police presence on the night of 15-16 August, with Territorial Support Group cops, a number of whom were posted inside the building’s front door as well as on the steps and in police vans outside.
Occupy London has been livestreaming from the embassy on a number of different sites. There are currently several streams on global revolution.
Updates will be posted here. See also indymedia timeline.
How you gonna go? I wish I was in London to help with this effort! This is a battle not only for Assange’s freedom but for some basic truth and freedom for us all ! ! Fight back!
Freedom for Julian Assange