Many people are glued to the dramatic, televised testimony of Oscar Pistorius at his trial but these people appear to have already made up their mind and chose to show the Paralympian murder suspect their support in person.
Pistorius arrived at the court in Pretoria for a fourth day of cross-examination to a hero's welcome and was offered flowers, balloons and hugs from fans - before he faced a tortuous, emotional grilling from prosecutor Gerrie Nel, known as "The Pit Bull", over how he came to fatally shoot Reeva Steenkamp.
Some supporters held a prayer circle outside the court while others carried white balloons and messages of support.
Pistorius denies murder and claims he shot Steenkamp after mistaking her for an intruder.
One sign being held up outside the court read: "OSCAR WE TRUST YOU AND YOUR LOVE FOR REEVA."
"We support him as a human being, and we are here because we just want to let him know that he is not alone in this whole matter, that there are people who do believe in his innocence - that it was a mistake and also to show sympathy to the Steenkamps," said Ronel Du Toit, according to The Telegraph.
But not everyone at the gathering was determined to make such a clear statement. A clown - cigarette and coffee in hand - walked through the gathering of journalists and fans and stopped to read some newspapers placed on the ground. No, we're not sure either.
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