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A camera operator can be seen to the bottom-left of the picture, taking close-up video of Assange's speech, which lasted no more than 10 minutes.
Julian Assange raises his hand though remains calm throughout his statement to the media.
A tall police officer probably could have grabbed Julian Assange's foot should they have wished. This, however, would have been in breach of Ecuadorian law on its territory. One lawyer on the scene warned the police against such action.