A vigil took place outside the prison where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being held in custody, in London on Saturday.

"They're seeking to silence a man whose only crime is that he told the world's population the truth about what these governments do," said one protester.

Assange was removed from the Ecuadorian embassy by London police on Thursday, bringing an end to his seven-year long stay in the building, and marking the end of his asylum status.

Assange, who was found guilty of breaching his bail at Westminster Magistrates Court on Thursday, is facing up to 12 months in jail for breaching bail when he is sentenced at the Crown Court, as well as a formal request by US prosecutors that he be extradited on espionage charges.

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