Pink Floyd's Roger Waters performs makeshift concert to protest Julian Assange's imprisonment

Pink Floyd star Roger Waters has called for the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during a performance outside the Home Office.

The singer and bass guitarist played his former band's hit track 'Wish You Were Here' at a rally in aid of Assange, who was jailed in May.

Speaking to the crowd from a makeshift stage on Monday, Waters said: "Julian Assange, we are with you. Free Julian Assange."

Before his performance, Waters claimed the Australian is "locked up" 23 hours a day.

He said: "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?