Members of the controversial website 4Chan and Anonymous has called for WikiLeaks supporters to mob the Ecuadorean embassy to provide free Whi-Fi hotspots for its leader Julian Assange, in order to restore his internet connection and keep releasing the U.S. presidential elections documents. Apparently, this kind of rescue mission is called Operation HotPockets, and could start in just a few hours.
According to the International Business Times, even if 4Chan looks strong, it is unknown how many supporters could actually go to the embassy and assist Assange with mobile hotspots. Although there are many people who support WikiLeaks leader, many think it would be a surprise if nobody shows up.
"We all know how insane it is Assange has had his internet taken away from him. Well tomorrow that changes! Why not have a bunch of supporters just show up outside the embassy all with hotspots in their pockets? We are now calling all Brits to get their ass down to the embassy and stand around in mass, taking shifts with Wi-Fi hotspots on hand! Give Assange constant network and morale support all while streaming it live for the world to see. Let's make it happen," the organizer wrote in a 4Chan post on 19 October.
Julian Assange has been living in the Ecuadorean embassy since 2012 to avoid over two charges of sexual abuse. Earlier this week, members of the embassy sabotaged his internet in order to prevent any more emails leaks regarding the U.S. presidential election. WikiLeaks revealed through a tweet that the Secretary of State John Kerry was behind this action.
Operation HotPockets could be a reality
As reported in a previous article, 4Chan has been in the spotlight recently, since it was known that Breitbart editor and online troll Milo Yiannopoulos could buy the site in order to prevent its end, considering that the CEO Hiroyuki Nisimura explained in a blog post that he was no longer capable of keeping it afloat financially.
According to The Next Web, Twitter response to 4Chan plans has been very positive, so far from being an online joke, Operation Hotpockets could be a reality. The current U.S. presidential elections have become the most controversial event of the year, and Julian Assange, believe it or not, is one of its main characters.