Neighbours' view on Assange drama: 'Talk about disruption. It's not nice living amid all this'
It may be a major diplomatic incident, but for the people living near the Ecuadorean embassy, where Julian Assange, his supporters and the world's media are encamped, the circus is just an annoyance.
The streets behind Harrods in London's Knightsbridge are not exactly quiet on a normal day. The people who live in the flats or work in the embassy buildings are used to mixing with visitors from all over the world. But the furore over Ecuador's decision to accept Mr Assange's asylum claim has been something else altogether. "Talk about disruption. It is not very nice to have to live in the midst of all of this," said one neighbour, who did not want to be named.
Her flat overlooks the embassy, outside of which pro-Assange activists have been chanting slogans and playing music through a loudspeaker.
Lucy Abram, a 28-year-old actress, lives in a nearby apartment. She said: "The chanting is weird, it goes on until around 9pm, then it dies off. Before then, though, the noise is constant. I do find it interesting being on the front line of a major news story but it will get tiring quite quickly."
- 1 Student jailed for hacking University of Birmingham computers to improve his grades
- 2 Smartphones are making children borderline autistic, says psychiatrist
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 The most powerful passports in the world
Student jailed for hacking University of Birmingham computers to improve his grades
Smartphones are making children borderline autistic, says psychiatrist
Nepal earthquake: More than 1,100 killed across four countries and in Mount Everest avalanche
Royal baby: Live updates as the wait continues for Duchess of Cambridge's second child
Hermann Goering's daughter fails to reclaim items looted by Nazi deputy during WWII
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
Rupert Murdoch berated Sun journalists for not doing enough to attack Ed Miliband and stop him winning the general election
£24000 - £26000 per annum + benefits : Ashdown Group: A highly successful, glo...
£22000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company is part of a Group...
£16000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Are you a a young, dynamic pers...
Voluntary: Cancer Research UK: We’re looking for someone to support our award ...