Julian Assange arrest - what happens now?

Defiant until the very end, a pasty, dishevelled Julian Assange is dragged from the Ecuadorian Embassy after nearly six  years and 10 months holed up inside.

As he's thrown in police van he shouted "UK must resist!" 

British police were invited to the embassy by Ecuador President Lenin Moreno who revoked Assange's political asylum, citing aggressive and discourteous behaviour.

"Mr Assange repeatedly violated clear cut provisions of the conventions of diplomatic asylum," said Moreno.

He claims Assange installed electronic distortion equipment at the embassy, blocked its CCTV cameras, and confronted and mistreated its guards. 

The final straw came two days ago when he says WikiLeaks threatened Ecuador's government. 

Assange was taken to Westminster Magistrates Court, charged in relation to breaching bail conditions in 2012.

The judge found him guilty, also blasting Assange's behaviour as that of a narcissist who cannot get beyond his own selfish interest. 

This court appearance though is just a stepping stone for something much bigger.

With the United States straight away issuing an extradition warrant for charges relating to one of the largest compromises of classified information in US history, published on WikiLeaks in 2010, a warrant Assange's lawyers want the UK to decline.

"This sets a dangerous precedent for all media organisations and journalists in Europe and everywhere around the world."

His supporters still camped outside Ecuador's embassy, vowing to fight until he's free, while the British Prime Minister rejoiced.

"This goes to show that in the United Kingdom, no one is above the law" 

The US President played dumb, saying it's not his thing.

 "I know nothing about WikiLeaks, it's not my thing"

Assange's fate on his extradition will go before a judge in May.

Until then, he's remanded in prison, and after seven years in the Embassy building, confinement is something he's used to.