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This poingnant image shows a "Free Assange the Messenger" placard blocking out the police surrounding the Ecuadorian embassy should Assange attempt to leave. The protester was behind the police line set up to give law enforcement space to breathe.
The police came close to outnumbering the protesters. There was roughly two protesters to each police officer on the scene.
The protesters remained peaceful and chanted a number of slogans. Scotland Yard said it had not arrested any protesters or members of the public before, during, or after today's statement by the Wikileaks founder.