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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.
After his remarks, the Wikileaks front-man went back into the embassy. One placard with the Ecuadorian flag stated, "We are your friends!"