Sunday, November 15, 2015

Unidentified Man Plays John Lennon's "Imagine" at Bataclan Theatre terrorist site in Paris, France



He pulled his piano with a bike up to rue Richard Lenoir ten meters from the Bataclan, the theater last night was the scene of the bloodiest terrorist attacks in Paris. Then he began to play the notes of 'Imagine' by John Lennon. Around the pianist, a small crowd gathered.

A candle with “Pray for Paris” stays between flowers at the gate of the French Embassy following the recent terror attacks in Paris on Nov. 14, 2015 in Berlin. Hundreds of people came throughout the day to lay flowers, candles and messages of condolence to mourn the victims of attacks last night in Paris that left at least 120 people dead across the French capital.

In the wake of the Friday night (Nov. 13) terrorist attack on Paris’ Le Bataclan theater – which claimed at least 128 lives and left 352 people in critical condition – a man set up a piano outside the famed venue Saturday morning to play John Lennon's visionary plea for peace “Imagine.”

The Guardian has captured footage of him playing (his identity is not currently known) while people listen and cry.

Lennon’s 1971 call for peace notably includes the line “and no religion, too,” an especially salient one given that religious extremist group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks. 

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