Chaos Erupts in Ecuador as Nation’s Leader Flees Capital

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Carlos Hermosillo | @broofbros1

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno – who is best known for turning-in Wikileaks founder Julian Assange over to UK authorities after photos were leaked of his expensive lifestyle – fled the country’s capital Monday night.

According to reports, the protests came as a response to the government’s oil price hike. The response warranted a state of emergency that was declared soon after Ecuador left the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Thursday.

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Julian Assange, Co-Founder of Wikileaks, Arrested

Mike Ottavio | @MadMikePolitics

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange was arrested this morning after spending 7 years in an Ecuadorian embassy, BBC reports.

Assange initially took refuge in an Ecuadorian embassy seven years ago to avoid being extradited to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped.

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