- uploaded: Aug 19, 2012
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Julian Assange has called for the U.S. to stop its witch hunt against whistleblowers and also thanked Ecuador for granting him political asylum. He made his long-awaited statement on the balcony of the Latin American country's London embassy surrounded by British police, who were ready to sweep him into custody if he set foot outside the building. RT's Laura Smith is outside that embassy in London.