UK's Assange Threat

In June of 1984, unknown Libyan officials shot down a British policewoman observing a demonstration in front of their embassy in London. After a standoff in which British officials vainly demanded that the killer be handed over, the shooting triggered the passage of the UK’s Diplomatic and Consular Premises Act, written to allow British police forces to invade a foreign embassy to extract the perpetrators of such an outrage.

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