Prague’s Famous John Lennon Wall: Is It Over, or Reborn?

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Lauren takes us to Prague. For more than 40 years, Prague was under the communist control of Moscow. During that time, the people of Prague used graffiti as a way to express themselves in political protest. In 1980 when John Lennon, a founding member of the Beatles, was killed, young people again turned to graffiti. They wrote on the wall to express their sadness and longing to be free. Even when the government painted over the wall people returned every day to fill the wall with messages.  The wall is known as the Lennon Wall. Today, Prague is the capital of a democratic state, but people still use the Lennon Wall as place to write their thoughts. 

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