A Julian Assange supporter wants to coordinate classical music performances outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London to “afford some beauty” to the WikiLeaks founder inside. Australian-born Mr Assange has been within the building, in Knightsbridge, since 2012. Gordon Parnell, a 62-year-old Canadian who has lived in Mexico since 1991, said he wishes to show his support for Mr Assange, which is why he is attempting to find talented individuals or ensembles to entertain him. “I am not a musician but know what a delight music is to the soul especially when the mind is stuck on something or lacking in stimulation,” he told the Standard. After reading an article about Mr Assange recently, he said: “It occurred to me what a delight it would be to hear some lovely classical music wafting in from the street, like carol singing at Christmas. “I imagine it would afford him some beauty in an otherwise boring and cloistered world.” Mr Assange first sought refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador to avoid extradition to Sweden where he was to be questioned after being accused of sex crimes – though these allegations were dropped by authorities. If he exits the embassy it has been stated… Read full this story
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