Julian Assange ‘Assassination’ Claimed After Foiled Ecuadorian Embassy Break-in

Julian Assange
Speculation over an attempt on the life of Wikileaks founder and political refugee Julian Assange is rife today after a man was detected scaling the wall of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where Mr. Assange has been living for the past four years. In a statement released by their Twitter account, the Wikileaks organisation reported a “Male intruder” had been caught climbing a wall and window of the embassy at 02:47 Monday morning. The organisation, which gained global fame by publishing caches of leaked government documents online, said the intruder then “fled after being caught by security”. 19 mins ago at 2:47am an unknown man scaled the side wall+window of the Ecuadorian embassy in London; fled after being caught by security. — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 22, 2016 Although neither the Ecuadorian government nor Wikileaks have made any further comment on the attempted break-in, speculation has been rife on social media over the intended target of the climber. Given that high-profile transparency activist Julian Assange lives in the embassy many have speculated the attempted break-in may have been a planned assassination. @wikileaks It was a Hillary Clinton assassin! Be safe. — Joshua Nash ✘ (@ConservativeZNJ) August 22, 2016   Given the prowler