Assange was evicted from the Ecuadorean embassy and law enforcement officers were invited in.
This video shows Assange being dragged out of the embassy:
"Mr Assange, 47, had refused to leave the embassy, claiming if he did he would be extradited to the United States for questioning over the activities of Wikileaks," the BBC reports.
Britain's Home Secretary made the announcement:
Nearly 7yrs after entering the Ecuadorean Embassy, I can confirm Julian Assange is now in police custody and rightly facing justice in the UK. I would like to thank Ecuador for its cooperation & @metpoliceuk for its professionalism. No one is above the law— Sajid Javid (@sajidjavid) April 11, 2019
Here's the President of Ecuador charging Assange with "discourteous and aggressive behavior," and "hostile and threatening declarations" by Wikileaks:
In a sovereign decision Ecuador withdrew the asylum status to Julian Assange after his repeated violations to international conventions and daily-life protocols. #EcuadorSoberano pic.twitter.com/pZsDsYNI0B— Lenín Moreno (@Lenin) April 11, 2019
The AP reports "Julian Assange's attorney says he's been arrested on US extradition request as well as for breaching UK bail conditions."
Wikileaks reportedly was the conduit through which the Russian government leaked emails it had obtained via hacking the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
Russia aggressively worked to sow discord among American voters, pin groups against each other, instill distrust of the U.S. electoral system, and elect Donald Trump president.
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