Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Julian Assange case: Pro-Assange protesters outside the Ecuadoran Embassy in London (live video)

The Ecuadoran government granted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange asylum on Thursday, much to the chagrin of the British government, which reaffirmed it would not let him leave the country.

Assange has been in the Ecuadoran Embassy since June, attempting to avoid extradition to Sweden where he faces charges of rape and sexual molestation.

A citizen journalist from London is broadcasting a live stream from the pro-Assange protests outside the Ecuadoran Embassy. His feed can be viewed below:

A British reporter was on-hand outside the Ecuadorian Embassy Thursday when London police forced rowdy, pro-Assange demonstrators away from the area. See the video below:

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By Benjamin Gottlieb  |  09:27 AM ET, 08/16/2012

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