While Julian Assange has been holed up in one single room in the Equadorian embassy in London, police who are monitoring the situation say that they have reason to believe that Assange might try to escape with a tunnel all the way to Equador.
“It is not inconceivable that the fugitive Assange, who is currently wanted for deportation to Sweden may be tunnelling underneath the embassy in Knightsbridge,” a Metropolitan police spokesman told the BBC today.
Protesters who were outside the Ecuador embassy have been supporting the Wikileaks founder with posters saying ‘Dig for Victory’ and ‘It’s only 8,000 miles mate’.
“We heard he’s been digging for five months now. I noticed outside the embassy some scratching noises under the road, could’ve been Assange but not sure,” Desmond Pritstem, an Assange supporter revealed yesterday.
Ambassador Ana Alban, the South American country’s envoy to Britain, told reporters in Quito on Sunday that “Our countrymen are waiting for him to dig to Ecuador. We provided a bucket and spade for freedom and democracy. They will wait for him there for as long as it takes”.