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Perhaps the perfect image of the entire event: one elderly 'protester' speaks to police officers as she walked past the Ecuadorian embassy in Knightsbridge. The mood around the area was calm and relaxed.
A swarm of police officers walk down the side street of the Ecuadorian embassy, close to the balcony where Assange was due to give his speech, to ensure the rights of the diplomatic status-held building remains intact, and that protesters and members of the public do not get too close to the building.
Members of the media mark out where their cameras should go in order to get the best view of the Wikileaks founder, who emerged just after 2 p.m. BST (9 a.m. ET) in central London.