Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters played his band’s 1975 hit “Wish You Were Here” during a protest rally in London on Monday calling for the release of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Assange was arrested in April from the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where was granted refuge for the past seven years to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual assault charges.
After his performance in the background of a banner that read, “Don’t Extradite Assange,” Waters asked the crowd, “How do we put ourselves in the position of a Julian Assange in solitary confinement?”
“Or with that kid in Syria or Palestine or Rohingya, being blown to bits by these people in this building here?” the songwriter added.
Waters’ concert film, Us + Them, is scheduled to premiere at the Venice International Film Festival on Friday.
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