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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London Thursday, British police said, ending the long tenure of the anti-secrecy activist in Ecuador's embassy.

The 47-year-old Assange has been living inside Ecuador's embassy in London since 2012, where he was granted asylum.

Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Embassy Of Ecuador on May 19, 2017 in London, England.

"Today I announced that the discourteous and aggressive behavior of Mr".

He tweeted: "The extradition of Julian Assange to the U.S. for exposing evidence of atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan should be opposed by the British Government".

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said any extradition plans had "nothing to do with Australia", and that Assange would receive only standard assistance from Australian consular officials.

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Wikileaks tweeted that Assange was taken to a Westminster magistrate court.

British police moved in after Ecuador pulled its asylum for Assange and cancelled his citizenship, granted in 2012.

The sexual assault charges in Sweden have since been dropped, but an arrest warrant remained open against the WikiLeaks founder.

Ms Ocasio-Cortez, known as AOC, said on Thursday there was a specific aspect of Mr Assange's arrest troubling her, Fox News reported.

The police said they were "invited into the embassy by the Ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government's withdrawal of asylum". The court, after finding him guilty of skipping bail, reserved his sentence for a later date.

"The extradition of Julian Assange to the USA for exposing evidence of atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan should be opposed by the British government", Jeremy Corbyn warned on Twitter hours after Assange's arrest. He's lived in a cramped room in the embassy and, even though Ecuador granted him citizenship, he couldn't leave the embassy without being arrested on the United Kingdom warrant. Swedish authorities filed an arrest warrant for Assange, who was living in the United Kingdom at the time. However, the US Department of Justice claims that the Australian faces just five years behind bars on hacking charges.

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