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Prague’s famous John Lennon Wall painted white by anonymous group

Prague's famous John Lennon Wall during its more colourful days.
Prague’s famous John Lennon Wall. Image by grahamc99 / CC BY 2.0

Prague’s famous John Lennon Wall, a graffiti-covered wall that’s stood as a symbol of Western culture and democratic ideology, was painted totally white except for a single stencil – ‘Wall is over!’ – on Tuesday. An anonymous group of students claimed responsibility for the stunt, which coincided with the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution that began Czechoslovakia’s non-violent transition from communist rule to democracy. The wall started with a single graffitied image of John Lennon and has long been an attraction for visitors. Read more: reuters.com