Thursday, August 28, 2014

24/7 Police Surveillance of Julian Assange over 800 Days Has Cost UK Taxpayers...

... £7.2 million (aprox. $12 miillion, according to

The Hazel Press details:
A recent Daily Mail FOI request has revealed the long-term cost of the siege. It seems that by 19 June 2014 it will have reached £6,350,000 - or, to put it another way, it is costing UK taxpayers £3,175,000 per year.
It has cost the British public 23,360 hours of "frontline policing" by diverting officers from their usual duties...

Not only are the resources of London's police force being wasted at the embassy, but the cost of maintaining them there has potentially reduced police numbers annually by 110 officers.

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