Reactions to the arrest of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange poured in on social media, with pro-Assange Trump supporters and press freedom advocates expressing dismay, while neoconservative NeverTrumpers and Hillary Clinton supporters celebrated.
British Prime Minister Theresa May, currently under siege for her persistent failure to deliver Brexit, praised the arrest of Assange in Parliament today. “In the United Kingdom, nobody is above the law” said May.
British Foreign Minister Sajid Javid also praised Ecuadorian officials for their cooperation in handing Assange.
Reactions from American commentators also flooded in. Former Hillary Clinton adviser and president of the Center for American Progress accused Assange of “fascist behavior” and “undermin[ing] democracy.”