It's not really clear how you get out of a water-locked country when the cops can arrest you the second you step foot out of the embassy so long as you're not inside an embassy vehicle. Assange could be forced to remain in the embassy indefinitely. Then it's an issue of whether the media and the public care, and which way they care, in terms of what kind of pressure it puts on Ecuador or Britain.
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