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
. Then he began to play the notes of
'Imagine' by John Lennon. Around the pianist, a small crowd gathered. Paris
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 .
Hundreds of people came throughout the day to lay flowers, candles and messages
of condolence to mourn the victims of attacks last night in Berlin that left at least 120 people dead
across the French capital. Paris
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..