A placard placed by supporters of Julian Assange is seen outside the Ecuador embassy in west London

 
A placard placed by supporters of Julian Assange is seen outside the Ecuador embassy in west London
A placard placed by supporters of Julian Assange is seen outside the Ecuador embassy in west London, August 16, 2012. Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said on Thursday, a day after the British government threatened to storm the Ecuadorean embassy in London to arrest the former hacker. REUTERS/Olivia Harris