UK: Protest continues outside Ecuadorian embassy after Assange has Internet cut

Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange continued protesting outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Thursday, following reports that Assange has had his access to the Internet terminated and is not allowed to receive any visitors. The protest was peaceful with the small crowd holding posters reading «Free Assange» and «At the frontline of the truth,» among others. Assange’s... Еще ability to communicate with the outside world was allegedly cut off as a result of a critical tweet about the arrest of Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont which compared modern Germany to the Nazis, a source told RT. Hashtag «ReconnectJulian» was spread on Twitter on Wednesday, after the Ecuadorian government posted a statement on Twitter saying, «the Ecuadorean government believes Assange's behaviour, through his messages on social media, put at risk good relations between this country with the UK, the rest of the EU and other nations». Assange has been residing in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 and has since been granted Ecuadorian citizenship. The serving ambassador of Ecuador to Washington DC, Francisco Carrion, tweeted on Thursday: «The decision of the government of Ecuador to prevent Assange from tweeting is correct.»

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