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Pink Floyd's Roger Waters performs outside Home Office

PINK FLOYD’S Roger Waters staged a protest performance of Wish You Were Here outside the Home Office last night against the extradition of Julian Assange.

The prog-rock star took his protest to the heart of the government in defence of the WikiLeaks founder, who is facing extradition to the US for publishing leaks about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Mr Assange is being detained in the high-security Belmarsh prison, where he is confined to his cell for 23 hours a day.

Mr Waters was introduced by award-winning journalist John Pilger before playing the anthemic title track from the band’s 1975 album.

Mr Waters said: “When Julian Assange — real journalist, whistleblower, defender of all our freedoms — was being dragged illegally by Special Branch from the Ecuadorian embassy, he called out for help from the British people. I am a Brit. Enough!”


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