Update 6.30pm: no decision now expected today.
Supporters welcome at ongoing vigil outside the embassy.
supporter outside the Ecuador Embassy, London
Update: 6.30pm John Pilger has emerged. a Tweet by RT News that Pilger said Assange was going to appeal to the ECHR appears to be inaccurate. Veterans for Peace UK, supporting outside the embassy, comments: "I heard him [Pilger] say #wikileaks are building a dossier of threats to #assange from USA to build case for asylum."
5.45pm About 30 Assange supporters right now and lots of media, waiting for a statement.
5pm Police enter the embassy. Assange is still inside. Police wearing red incident shoulder tabs.
4.45pm John Pilger just went in the embassy.
A vigil has been maintained outside the embassy since Assange took refuge there on Tuesday.
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