On Monday, a man tried to break in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where Julian Assange lives for four years.
The man reportedly climbed a wall at the embassy to get inside. This incident prompted the WikiLeaks founder’s fans to theorize that it might have been an assassination attempt. According to News Corp, the trespasser escaped after he was caught by the embassy’s security.
Assange has been living at the Ecuadorian Embassy since June 2012. The government of Ecuador had granted him political asylum.
It was last October when Scotland Yard pulled out its multi-million-pound 24-hour surveillance of the embassy. They said the surveillance operation was “no longer proportionate.” After the latest break-in attempt, it was reported that authorities in London showed negligence. Police responded very slowly to the call of the break-in.
The Ecuadorian government criticized British police for their slow response. According to the Ecuadorian government, police arrived two hours after the incident took place. The delayed response was shocking, given the large amount of expenses Britain spent for surveillance operations outside the embassy since 2012.
“The Ecuadorian Government therefore expresses its concern about the inadequate response by the British authorities, who only arrived at the embassy more than two hours after the incident took place,” the government of Ecuador said in a statement.
“The Government of Ecuador regrets that, despite the enormous resources that the British government has undertaken to prevent Julian Assange leaving the Ecuadorian embassy, the authorities did not respond more quickly to this extremely serious attempt an unauthorized entry,”
On Tuesday, WikiLeaks tweeted that the location of the Ecuadorian embassy is a two-minute walk from a police station, according to RT.
Earlier, it was reported by Morning News USA that the WikiLeaks founder was targeted for an assassination by Hillary Clinton. There are two well-known men who asked for the Internet crusader to be assassinated.
Bob Beckel and pro-Obama author Michael Grunwald both had called for his assassination by illegally shooting him or, by a drone strike, respectively.