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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!"
An Ecuadorian man stands outside the embassy holding his country's flag to the world's media.