Why Ecuador Had Finally Had Enough Of 'Spoiled Brat' Julian Assange
After living in the sanctuary of the Ecuadorean embassy in London for more than seven years, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was dramatically arrested and carried out of the building on Thursday.
According to Business Insider, Ecuador's foreign minister said the arrest was engineered by British and Ecuadorean authorities to stop Assange from accessing a panic button he'd mentioned in the past.
Specifics on the button — or what it might do — are sparse, but the foreign minister said Assange had said it could bring dire consequences for Ecuador.
The length of Assange's asylum wasn't the only problem Ecuador had with their guest.
Sources say embassy staff were routinely battling with Assange over matters regarding his personal hygiene, loud music, skateboarding, and failing to clean up after his cat.
Hours after Assange's arrest, Ecuador's president Lenin Moreno said in a speech: "We've ended the asylum of this spoiled brat."