Roger Waters sang his 1975 hit song "Wish You Were Here" outside of Home Office, the British government's primary ministry for security and public safety, on the afternoon of September 2nd this year. It was the headliner event of a protest against the imprisonment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been detained at the U.K.'s HM Prison Belmarsh since April. Media coverage of the event was sparse and only one member of parliament, Chris Williamson, attended. Explaining his decision to support the protest, Williamson remarked: "I think the treatment of Julian Assange by the British government brings shame on Britain's reputation. Because Julian Assange, in my opinion, is the most important journalist anywhere in the world."
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