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Ecuadorian Embassy: Embassy and Police

ecuadorian embassy: No embassy official commented on the Wiki Leaks founder's status, while British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Assange is a free man and can leave the embassy whenever he chooses, according to CTV. Asked about the presence of armed officers outside the Ecuadorian Embassy, London's Metropolitan Police force said there had been no change in police procedure. The red-brick embassy building with white window frames and balconies was quiet, though a few protesters gathered outside. Police said in a statement there is an active warrant for Assange's arrest and that the police are obliged to execute that warrant should he leave the Embassy. Assange hasn't left the embassy since August 2012, fearing if he steps off Ecuador's diplomatic soil he will be arrested and extradited to the U.S. for publishing thousands of classified military and diplomatic cables through Wiki Leaks. Police withdrew the round-the-clock guard outside the embassy in October 2015 after more than three years in favour of what the service called a covert approach. ( As reported in the news.