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Thousands gather for human peace sign world record attempt

Thousands of people joined Yoko Ono in New York on Tuesday to try to set a world record for largest group of human bodies forming a peace sign.

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Politicians, students and activists gathered to join Yoko Ono at New York’s Central Park on Tuesday to set a new world record for the biggest peace sign made by humans in celebration of what would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday. There were more than 2,000 people.

It was a nice idea. Great job, Yoko! If people are to remember John by anything, it must be his activism and world peace he was striving to achieve. CBS reported that a representative from Guinness World Records was present at the gathering. Even though thousands took part in the peace-making action, it was not enough to beat the record of the biggest human peace sign of 5,814. It was set in Ithaca, New York, in 2009.

The gathering was a great tribute to the famous Beatle. Even though no record was broken, there were many real old-school hippies, and on the other hand there were kids not yet born when john was killed.

John Lennon was fatally shot in front of his New York apartment on December 8, 1980.