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Pink Floyd leader called for Assange’s release at a rally in New York.

Pink Floyd leader called for Assange’s release at a rally in New York.

One of the founders and leaders of the Pink Floyd group, Roger Waters, called at a rally outside the British Consulate in New York to release WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Dozens of people gathered on Second Avenue with posters “Free Julian Assange”, “It’s time to free Assange”.

“Do the right thing! Release Julian Assange,” Waters urged.

Julian, you are not alone. And we are not alone,” he added.

The Pink Floyd leader also addressed British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

“How about law, Mr. Sunak? How about Magna Carta? How about human rights, Mr. Sunak?” he recited.

Waters urged US President Joe Biden and all members of Congress to follow the advice given to the performer by his mother when he was a teenager.

“She said: Roger, you will have to make many important decisions in life. When you make, I advise you first of all to carefully study all opinions, especially those that differ from yours,” Waters concluded.

Assange faces 175 years in prison in the United States, where the 51-year-old Australian was charged with revealing the largest body of classified information in the history of the country.

Assange rose to prominence in 2006 in connection with his work on the website WikiLeaks, founded to publish classified documents. In 2010, the site released secret US military footage showing how at least 18 civilians were killed after a US helicopter attack in Baghdad in 2007. In 2010, the site also began publishing 250,000 US diplomatic documents.