Police [don't] invade Equadorian embassy [yet].

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Police [don't] invade Equadorian embassy [yet].

Post by Rover Ryan » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:39 am

Don't know if anyones been keeping track of this story but basically Equador has given Julian Assange asylum and he's been staying at the embassy until he's cleared to move over to Equador permanently.

Police stormed the embassy a few hours ago and protests and police presence have been growing ever since.

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http://www.ustream.tv/channel/occupynewsnetwork and http://reuters.livestation.com/demo/ for anyone who is interested in further developments!!

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Post by theadore » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:46 am

Best story of the day has been whoever has been ordering him taxis all day.

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Post by Rover Ryan » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:49 am

I believe he may have already sneaked out in a Harrods van ;)

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Post by Rover the Top » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:50 am

Can't help but feel that the person holding up the 'free speech' banner hasn't bothered to do any background reading into why he's wanted in Sweden...

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Post by Rover Ryan » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:53 am

I've been watching this all morning.
Seems the people there are very clued up on the situation in Sweden.

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Post by Ethiaa » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:24 pm

Ollie Board wrote:Police stormed the embassy a few hours ago and protests and police presence have been growing ever since.
Are you sure about that?

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Post by Rover the Top » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:33 pm

Ollie Board wrote:I've been watching this all morning.
Seems the people there are very clued up on the situation in Sweden.
Is that the situation where he's wanted in Sweden to answer rape and sexual assault allegations?

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Rover the Top wrote:
Ollie Board wrote:I've been watching this all morning.
Seems the people there are very clued up on the situation in Sweden.
Is that the situation where he's wanted in Sweden to answer rape and sexual assault allegations?
Clearly just a smoke screen to extradite him to the USA where Jeb Bush will personally flog him with a towell until he's very sorry.

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Post by Ethiaa » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:09 pm

I'm still missing this "Police having gone into the embassy thing". Did Mulan say it or something? Because absolutely no news outlets think that has happened. :paranoid:

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Post by Rover the Top » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:11 pm

It's all part of Steve Kean's masterplan. BRFCS will fill you in on the details.

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They obviously must have been too anti-rape...

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Post by Joe » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:11 pm

I'm not following this whole thing too closely so forgive any inaccuracies...

I'm a fan of the guy, well for his wikileaks and free-speech rhetoric. But I don't understand why he feels he shouldn't stand trial for an alleged VERY SERIOUS crime? Is it because he feels that he wouldn't get a fair trial (which considering what he's done/uncovered re: the big boys of world governance, is probably true)?

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Post by theadore » Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:44 pm

Joe wrote:I'm not following this whole thing too closely so forgive any inaccuracies...

I'm a fan of the guy, well for his wikileaks and free-speech rhetoric. But I don't understand why he feels he shouldn't stand trial for an alleged VERY SERIOUS crime? Is it because he feels that he wouldn't get a fair trial (which considering what he's done/uncovered re: the big boys of world governance, is probably true)?
allegedy the rape trial is just a smoke screen to extradite him to the USA because of the wikileaks scandal. Sweden have much better treaty to send him to 'merica than we do.

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