'Day Democracy Ended in Britain': Twitter Reacts to Assange Arrest in London

© AP Photo / Alastair GrantA demonstrator holds up a 'Free Assange' placard outside the front entrance of the Ecuadorian Embassy where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been holed out since 2012, in London, Friday, April 5, 2019
A demonstrator holds up a 'Free Assange' placard outside the front entrance of the Ecuadorian Embassy where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been holed out since 2012, in London, Friday, April 5, 2019 - Sputnik International
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The WikiLeaks has accused Ecuador of “illegally terminating Assange's political asylum in violation of international law,” after he was arrested by the British police inside the Ecuadorian embassy on Thursday.

The WikiLeaks founder, who has been granted asylum by Ecuador since 2012, was taken into custody at a central London police station on 11 April where he will remain, before being presented before Westminster Magistrates' Court as soon as is possible, according to the Metropolitan Police.

Supporters and critics of Julian Assange rushed to social media to speak out on the whistleblower's detainment. 

READ MORE: WikiLeaks' Founder Julian Assange Has Been Arrested — UK Police

Following the arrest, the UK Minister of State for Europe and Americas, Sir Alan Duncan said:

"It is absolutely right that Assange will face justice in the proper way in the UK. It is for the courts to decide what happens next. We are very grateful to the Government of Ecuador under President Moreno for the action they have taken."

READ MORE: WikiLeaks Marks 10 Years of Whistleblowing

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