I spotted this statement from Susan Benn on behalf of the Julian Assange Defence Fund over the weekend, which makes some good points about the challenge the Swedish and British authorities (surely) must be having trying to maintain the pretense that they’re treating Julian Assange as they would any other ‘person of interest’. The ludicrous absurdity of their positions would be funny if it wasn’t so deadly serious.

Something that *is* funny is the cop with the flattened visor marching back and forth in the background — promenading, I think — for the sake of the cameras? And the tourists who join him for picture-taking. People are odd. (All of us, I mean.)

Press Association video, via The Guardian

– P