As the old saying goes: ‘all good things must come to an end’, which is exactly the case for Julian Assange as he was turfed out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London over the weekend.
The Wikileaks founder had been living at the embassy for 7 years and during that time he couldn’t even step outside for a ciggy, in fear of being arrested. But Julian must’ve finally outstayed his welcome because the Ecuador decided it had had enough of him, citing international convention violations. They said he had been ‘discourteous’ and ‘aggressive’ to the point where his asylum was ‘unsustainable’ do he was thrown out and swiftly arrested by London police. Here’s the footage of his arrest:
Incredible vision of Julian Assange being dragged away from embassy. pic.twitter.com/XqIHMMso2h— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) April 11, 2019
Obviously we’re all left wondering what ‘discourteous’ things Assange has been getting up to and thankfully the county’s interior minister Maria Paula Romo has the scoop. Here’s what she had to say:
During his stay at the Ecuadorian Embassy, during the government of the former president Rafael Correa, they tolerated things like Mr Assange putting faeces on the walls of the embassy and other types of behaviour of this kind that is far removed from the minimum respect a guest should have in a country which has generously welcomed him.
So yeah, Assange liked to smear shit up the walls. Bit weird! But then again, I’d probably start going a bit loopy after being holed up for 7 years.
His bonkers behaviour didn’t stop at smearing shit either. There’s a whole rap sheet...(courtesy of ABC News)
He reportedly took over the women’s bathroom, per the International Business Times, which quoted sources last January saying Assange had poor hygiene. “It seems he doesn’t wash properly,” one source told the publication.
A friend and former colleague was quoted saying that “unless the people around him force him into the shower, he might not change his clothes for days.”
And another friend said, “Julian ate everything with his hands and he always wiped his fingers on his pants. I have never seen pants as greasy as his in my whole life
To be fair, I also like to wipe my hands on my jeans. Ain’t no crime. I find all this a little fishy though. It sounds like a literal smear campaign to me. The question remains as to what happens now - will Assange be extradited to the US? Who knows. Time will tell...