But all was not quite lost for Assange. On Wednesday morning, Bobby Mair, a Canadian comedian based in the British capital, appeared outside the Ecuadoran Embassy with a megaphone and a sign around his neck that read “Julian Assange's personal Internet service.” He then proceeded to shout out headlines and tidbits of global information into what presumably is Assange's window.
Details included a sunny weather forecast in Assange's Australian home town as well as a report on the release of Ched Evans, a Welsh soccer player, who had been jailed on a rape charge in 2012 but was cleared after a retrial. Assange sought asylum in Ecuador out of fear of being extradited to Sweden, where he is accused of rape.
Mair conducted the stunt as part of his gig for the British edition of RT, a Russian state-run international television network. The RT UK show, Sam Delaney's News Thing, later published the full clip on YouTube:
A previous gag that Mair pulled involved dressing up as a menacing clown and offering people free hugs.
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