August 22, 2016
19 mins ago at 2:47am an unknown man scaled the side wall+window of the Ecuadorian embassy in London; fled after being caught by security.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 22, 2016
Terror! at the Ecuadorian embassy!
Social media users are in a panic after WikiLeaks said an unknown man had climbed the Ecuadorian embassy in London where Julian Assange has been staying for four years. Users suggested that it was probably an assassination attempt, “ordered by Clinton.”
“…At 2:47am an unknown man scaled the side wall [and the] window of the Ecuadorian embassy in London; fled after being caught by security,” a statement from WikiLeaks said early Monday morning.
Later the group said that the intruder was “male” and he climbed the Ecuadorian embassy where “Assange has asylum.”
Though WikiLeaks hasn’t stated the reason for such an intrusion, users on social media suggested that it was definitely “an assassination attempt” on Assange.
Others suggested that the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was behind ‘the assassination attempt’.
Probably some of them remembered that in July this year WikiLeaks said it would release “a lot more” documents to surprise American voters ahead of the upcoming presidential elections – and will not hesitate to make them public.
No way this was an assassination attempt. At least not by any state entity or Clinton. Everyone knows he’s got some seriously damning stuff kept on a dead man’s switch, and killing him would cause the most massive documents drop in history.
On another level, it would also drive other hackers to kick it up a notch and dig up even more documents.
The only way anyone can deal with their Assange problem is to enter into negotiations with him, which he probably isn’t even willing to do.