Photos of the whistleblower defiantly gesturing in a police van have emerged in the media.
Journalist flocked to the white police van carrying the whistleblower into the courthouse. With his hair tied back and sporting a full-length white beard, Assange offered cameras a hardy thumbs up with a wink.
Assange stepped into the courtroom wearing a dark polo shirt and quietly read his Gore Vidal book while he waited for his lawyers to arrive.
The absolute media scrum outside Westminster Magistrates’ Court for Assange. pic.twitter.com/KPy3dz0qmd
— Stephen Graves (@stephengraves) April 11, 2019