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‘Wish You Were Here’: Roger Waters performs in support of Assange in London

United Kingdom, London

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters is performing his classic hit song ‘Wish You Were Here’ in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, at a demonstration outside the UK Home Office [Interior Ministry] on Monday, September 2.

WikiLeaks confirmed the performance in a tweet on August 31. Award-winning journalist and filmmaker John Pilger will also speak “in solidarity with Britain’s political prisoner.”

Assange was arrested in April after Ecuador officially revoked his asylum status and allowed the UK police to enter the premises of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, to escort him out and take him into custody.

The WikiLeaks founder has been imprisoned in Belmarsh Prison in London for violating bail by a court in London after spending seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy.

He faces extradition to the US where he is accused of ‘conspiracy to commit computer intrusion’ for allegedly trying to help whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who leaked US war logs and cables to WikiLeaks.

Date of startSeptember 2, 2019
Time of start17:00
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Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters is performing his classic hit song ‘Wish You Were Here’ in support of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, at a demonstration outside the UK Home Office [Interior Ministry] on Monday, September 2. WikiLeaks confirmed the performance in a tweet on August 31. Award-winning journalist and filmmaker John Pilger will also speak “in solidarity with Britain’s political prisoner.” Assange was arrested in April after Ecuador officially revoked his asylum status and allowed the UK police to enter the premises of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, to escort him out and take him into custody. The WikiLeaks founder has been imprisoned in Belmarsh Prison in London for violating bail by a court in London after spending seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy. He faces extradition to the US where he is accused of ‘conspiracy to commit computer intrusion’ for allegedly trying to help whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who leaked US war logs and cables to WikiLeaks.