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2,000 form human peace sign for Lennon tribute in New York

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Ben Hooper
About 2,000 people gathered in New York's Central Park to form a human peace sign in tribute to The Beatles musician John Lennon. CBS New York video screenshot
About 2,000 people gathered in New York's Central Park to form a human peace sign in tribute to The Beatles musician John Lennon. CBS New York video screenshot

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, gathered about 2,000 people in New York to form an enormous peace sign in tribute to the late musician.

Guinness World Records said the Tuesday event in Central Park fell short of the at least 5,000 needed for an official record, but Ono said the late Beatle, who would have turned 75 Friday, would have been proud of the gathering.

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"Because he really worked hard on trying to make things better for people, you know, and so this is a very, very positive thing that's happened," Ono told WABC-TV.

"I think it's very important to be doing it in New York City... we New Yorkers have to really be activists and not just say things but do it. And we're doing it now," Ono said.

Lennon was assassinated in 1980 at his apartment building across from Central Park. The 35th anniversary of his death will be observed in December.

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