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 The [[https://​au.news.yahoo.com/​wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-arrested-british-police-100901728.html|U.K.'​s prosecutor for the bail violations]]. Assange was then found guilty of breaching bail conditions by Judge Snow on April 11th. The [[https://​au.news.yahoo.com/​wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-arrested-british-police-100901728.html|U.K.'​s prosecutor for the bail violations]]. Assange was then found guilty of breaching bail conditions by Judge Snow on April 11th.
  
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 +==== Sergeant Anna Kennedy ====
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 +[[https://​web.archive.org/​web/​20200504171733/​https://​www.met.police.uk/​car/​careers/​met/​police-volunteer-roles/​special-constable/​special-constable-overview/​|Special constables]] are volunteer police officers who "work alongside regular police officers,"​ while "​wear[ing] the same uniform and carry[ing] the same powers and responsibilities."​
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 +As published by the [[https://​www.theguardian.com/​uk-news/​2020/​may/​23/​i-was-told-to-stop-julian-assange-if-he-tried-to-flee-on-the-beat-with-the-uks-volunteer-police|Guardian]] on May 23rd 2020, from interviews with various specials:
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 +<​blockquote>​Sergeant Anna Kennedy became a special eight years ago. After a quiet first shift drinking tea, the 50-year-old British Airways flight attendant made her first arrest during a drugs raid on a loft filled with cannabis plants. She was then assigned to secure the Ecuadorian embassy, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had recently taken refuge. Standing on the fire escape, watching Assange cook his dinner, Kennedy mused on the bizarre situation in which she found herself. Passing WikiLeaks supporters would heckle her for obstructing a “freedom fighter”. “[Other officers] were saying to me, ‘If he tries to get out through the back, you’ve got to stop him’,” she tells me, as planes descend on the runway behind her at Heathrow. “And I’m thinking, Oh my God, I’ve been policing for seven months, I can’t stop Julian Assange.”</​blockquote>​
  
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