LOOK: Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr and Jeff Bridges re-create ‘Bed-in for Peace’ protest
Yoko Ono once again protested in the comfort of her own bed. This time around, it was not with John Lennon, but with his Beatles bandmate and an Academy Award-winning actor.
The avant garde artist and singer re-created the famous “Bed-in for Peace” with Ringo Starr and Jeff Bridges outside the City Hall in Manhattan, New York, on Thursday. This was in support of New York public schools.
Ono, Starr and Bridges were all smiles and posed with the signature peace sign. This was for the fifth annual “Come Together: NYC” event.The trio were joined by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson.
Later that night, Starr performed at the Radio City Music Hall, where he headlined a two-hour show.
This year’s event marked the return of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, described as a mobile production studios for students of all ages to provide hands-on creative experiences through use of audio, video and digital broadcast.
The first “Bed-in for Peace” protests took place in 1969. Lennon and Ono held the protests twice—one in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and the other in Montreal, Canada. Both were in protest against the Vietnam War. Katrina Hallare /ra