Photograph by @radosiewka on Instagram
Lennon Wall Prague
From the contributor's Instagram: "Lennon Wall in Prague - symbol of pacifism, youth and idealism, constantly changing as more and more people add their input. Right now - its prepared for COVID-19😷. The wall has an interesting history: in 1988, the wall was a source of irritation for Gustáv Husák's communist regime. Following a short-lived era of democratization and political liberalization (#Prague Spring), the newly-installed communist government dismantled the reforms, inspiring anger and resistance. Young Czechs wrote their grievances on the wall and, according to a report of the time, this led to a clash between hundreds of students and security police on the nearby Charles Bridge. The liberalization movement these students followed was described as "Lennonism" (not to be confused with "Leninism"), and Czech authorities described participants variously as alcoholic, mentally deranged, sociopathic, and agents of Western free market capitalism. Worth seeing as it is really close to the #CharlesBridge"
The Lennon Wall in Prague, a site of frequently changing graffiti, includes an image of John Lennon. Here he is outfitted with a face mask due to Covid-19. Other messages focus on Tibet and Hong Kong.
Dr. Heather Shirey
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