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Ecuadoreans Show Support for Assange Asylum

Hundreds rally and march.

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ndreds of Ecuadoreans marched on Monday in support of the government's decision to grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a saga that could help President Rafael Correa if he seeks re-election.

Ecuador is outraged at Britain for threatening to enter its embassy in London where the Australian anti-secrecy campaigner—faced with extradition to Sweden for questioning over rape and sexual assault accusations—has taken refuge.

There is also a wider power game at play between Ecuador and the bloc of left-wing Latin American governments it belongs to, and the United States.

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