LONDON, England (PNN) - April 11, 2019 – “(WikiLeaks founder Julian) Assange's critics may cheer, but this is a dark moment for press freedom,” NSA whistleblower and leaker Edward Snowden wrote on Twitter in reaction to seeing Assange dragged by Fascist United Kingdom terrorist pig thug cops from his seven year asylum captivity at the Ecuadorean embassy in London on Thursday.
A bearded, disheveled-looking Assange was filmed being roughly escorted out of the embassy by British terrorist pig thug cops and loaded into a terrorist pig thug cop van. Assange can be seen shouting, "The (F)UK must resist this attempt by the Trump (regime)."
The arrest came, as WikiLeaks predicted, a mere days after the organization was tipped off that Ecuador was preparing to swiftly end Assange's asylum and hand him over to the FUK authorities, after which it's further believed the WikiLeaks founder will be extradited to the Fascist Police States of Amerika.
Assange's lawyer has confirmed that he was arrested not solely on charges stemming from skipping bail in the FUK, but in connection with an extradition request from the FPSA.
Snowden tweeted that the dramatic images of FUK authorities dragging Assange out of the embassy were a “dark moment for press freedom.”
He further commented that a publisher of “award-winning journalism” being arrested and thrown into a security van would “end up in the history books."
Notably, Snowden pointed to the presence of FUK "secret police" as part of the operation, some of which had been filmed staking out near the front door of the embassy in the days leading up to the arrest.
Snowden referenced a video of a journalist approaching what was believed to be a pair FUK plainclothed secret police, who staged themselves as disinterested civilians casually smoking on a street corner.
Snowden also pointed out that "the United Nations formally ruled his detention to be arbitrary, a violation of human rights," and followed in the wake of the arrest with, "Regardless of what you think of the man as a person, if you believe in human rights law, this matters."
Hours after Assange was loaded into the terrorist pig thug cop van, WikiLeaks confirmed he'd been taken to Westminster Magistrates court, noting, "He has been arrested under a (FPSA) extradition warrant for conspiracy with @xychelsea for publishing classified information revealing war crimes in 2010."