British police have arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuador’s embassy in London after his asylum was withdrawn.
After seven years of his self-imposed exile, Julian Assange was arrested inside the embassy of Ecuador in London Thursday on what his lawyer said was an extradition request from the United States. The Metropolitan Police said the Ecuadorian ambassador invited officers to take Assange into custody for bail jumping after the Ecuadorian government’s withdrawal of asylum.
The Associated Press is reporting that the charge against Assange is for helping Chelsea Manning break into classified computers.
Video of Assange being taken into custody: