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Ecuador Cut Off Assange's Access to the Internet – So This Man Is Reading It to Him

A comedian with a bullhorn has come to Julian Assange's rescue, reading him the day's headlines after his internet access was cut.
Image: Assange spoke from the balcony of the Ecuadorean embassy in London in 2012.
Assange spoke from the balcony of the Ecuadorean embassy in London in 2012.FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / EPA

After WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's internet service was cut off by the Ecuadorian embassy where he is holed up, one man sought to bring the internet back for the cloistered Queenslander.

Armed with a bullhorn and a sign that reads "Julian Assange's Personal Internet Service," Canadian comedian Bobby Mair has been standing outside the embassy shouting the news of the day to Assange.

Bobby Mair, a comedian, reads the Internet to Julian Assange outside Ecuador's embassy in London on Oct. 19, 2016.Olivia Prutz / News Thing/RT UK

Related: Ecuador Acknowledges Limiting Julian Assange's Web Access

"In your hometown right now of Townsville, it's like 32 degrees [Celsius, 90 Fahrenheit]. Maybe some of your childhood friends are having a nice day." Mair shouted. "Maybe you could write them a letter."

It's unclear whether Assange was listening or appreciated the bullhorn-wielding internet hero.

In the grand scheme of things, if you can't have high-speed internet or even dial-up, a comedian with a bullhorn still beats good old-fashioned snail mail.