Ecuadorians weigh in on Assange
Ecuadorians weigh in on AssangeEcuadorians discuss government's decision to grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder.
Julian Assange, an Australian, was arrested in London in December, 2010 [AFP]
The government of Ecuador granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday. Assange is wanted by Swedish authorities for questioning over sexual assault allegations. While much of the focus has been on the battle between the governments of Ecuador and Great Britain, little has been reported on what Ecuadorians have to say about the case. Many are discussing the issue on Twitter using the hashtags #diplomatico and #Assange.
Here are some of the highlights from the conversation online: