Chrissie Hynde

Song ‘I’ll stand by you’ in support of Julian Assange

Chrissie Hynde performs ‘I’ll stand by you’ in support of Julian Assange at the Parliament Square, London 22.02.2020

Video by: Kazuhiko Yuki

ChristineHynde is a singer, songwriter, musician. She is a founding member and the guitarist, lead vocalist, and primary songwriter of the rock band the Pretenders, as well as its only constant member. 

Chrissie Hynde wrote an open Letter to US president to drop charges against Assange.

To Donald Trump, President of the United States.

Dear Mr. President,

I often think of how much my father, Melville “Bud” Hynde, who proudly served his country as a Marine on Guadalcanal, would have enjoyed your Presidency. 
The other day when you gave that award to Rush Limbaugh, my father would have been so delighted. He loved listening to Rush, which is why I allowed my song, 'My City Was Gone', to be used on his radio show.
My father and I didn't always see eye-to-eye. We argued a lot but isn’t that the American way?
The right to disagree without having your head chopped off?

Soon, I will be participating in a protest in London against the extradition of Julian Assange (@wikileaks). I know my father would be mortified, but I feel strongly enough to do what I believe is the right thing; to protest further punishment of a man who sought to defend Freedom, albeit in a way you rightly disagree with.
I know Mr. Assange broke the law (as i have done defending the treatment of animals) but I believe he has been duly punished and should now be set free.
Please consider my plea.

Yours truly,
Chrissie Hynde
of The PretendersHQ