Bed-Ins for Peace: Bed Peace

Bed-Ins for Peace: Bed Peace

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono on their honeymoon, at the first day of their Bed-In for Peace  (Hair Peace Bed Peace) in the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel. March 25, 1969. (Photocredits Eric Koch, Spaarnestad via www.gahetna.nl)

 

(via Yoko Ono on YouTube)

“As the Vietnam War raged in 1969, Yoko Ono and her husband John Lennon held two week-long Bed-Ins for Peace, one at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam and one at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, each of which were intended to be non-violent protests against wars, and experimental tests of new ways to promote peace. The idea is derived from a “sit-in”, in which a group of protesters remains seated in front of an establishment until they are evicted, arrested, or their demands are met.

The public proceedings were filmed, and later turned into a documentary movie. The film Bed Peace was made available for free on YouTube in August 2011 by Yoko Ono, as part of her website “Imagine Peace”” (wikpedia)

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