A Canadian comedian is helping Julian Assange keep up with the news after Ecuador severed the WikiLeaks founder’s internet connection on Saturday.
Calling himself "Julian Assange’s Personal Internet Service," Bobby Mair has been standing outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London with a bullhorn shouting the news to Assange.
"In your hometown right now of Townsville, it's like 32 degrees. Maybe some of your childhood friends are having a nice day," Mair shouted. "Maybe you could write them a letter."
The Ecuadorian government admitted Tuesday it cut off Assange’s internet because WikiLeaks had published thousands of emails stolen from Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 Clinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Attorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty MORE campaign chairman John Podesta.
"The Government of Ecuador respects the principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other states. It does not interfere in external electoral processes, nor does it favor any particular candidate," Ecuador said in a statement.
The emails are believed to have been hacked by the Russian government.
Assange fled to the Ecuadorian Embassy in 2012 following a legal battle in Sweden over an allegation of rape. He says the charges are trumped up and facing them would result in him being extradited to the U.S.