Sydney, Aug 16 (ANI): Hundreds of protesters are likely to descend on the Ecuador embassy in London after the UK government threatened to arrest Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino released details of a letter the British embassy in capital Quito issued threatening to end the political stand-off.
Assange is holed up in the embassy to seek political asylum in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he would be questioned over allegations of sexual assault.
Assange and his supporters claims the allegations were fabricated in a bid to make it easier to extradite him to the US where he faces life in jail or the death penalty over the 2010 leaking of secret US diplomatic and military cables.
According to News.com.au, dozens of protesters, who have set up camp outside the embassy building, put out a call to arms to protesters from Anonymous and Occupy London.
They said they support Assange's rights and want to show the world the injustice by marshalling up to 1000 protesters.
According to the report, the threat prompted eight police vans to surround the building.
But there is not expected to be any movement until Ecuador makes an announcement later tonight on whether or not to grant Assange asylum in their country. (ANI)