Pamela Anderson Sprays UK Officials Over Assange Arrest: 'America's B*tch'
Pamela Anderson has blasted the UK as being "America's bitch" over its arrest of Julian Assange.
The long-time advocate and close friend of the WikiLeaks founder responded on Twitter a short time after Assange's arrest at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
"I am in shock," Anderson tweeted.
"How could you Ecuador? How could you UK? Of course -- you are America's b*tch and you needed a diversion from your idiotic Brexit bullsh*t."
Video footage showed a bearded Assange cuffed and being carried to a police van. Anderson tweeted that "he looks very bad".
Anderson has long called on the Australian government to help Assange, even using Prime Minister Scott Morrison's favourite phrase.
"This Australian is not getting a fair go. His human rights are being openly violated. I am hopeful Australia now has a leader with strength and conviction enough to bring him home."
Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno said he revoked Assange's asylum over continued violations of "clear cut provisions of the conventions", as well as essentially being a disrespectful guest.
Meanwhile, Metropolitan Police confirmed Assange was "further arrested" in relation to a US extradition request, as well as for failing to surrender to the court.
"No one is above the law," Home Secretary Sajid Javid tweeted.
Due to a clerical mistake, it was revealed last year that Assange had secretly been indited by US authorities. The exact charges against Assange are unknown, but WikiLeaks -- of which Assange remains the publisher -- has posted a vast amount of leaked material from the US military, the CIA and the State Department.
"Assange's critics may cheer, but this is a dark moment for press freedom," NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden tweeted.
Foreign Affairs minister Marise Payne said Assange would "continue to receive the usual consular support" from the Australian government, and that she is "confident" the Australian will receive due process.