Pianist plays 'Imagine' outside Paris theater to honor victims

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"Paris," tweeted Daniel Martello, "I feel with you. Let's stand together for a free and peaceful world."

Martello, a German-Italian pianist originally from Sicily, dragged a piano to an area close to Bataclan, the Paris theater where at least 118 people were reportedly killed and dozens were held hostage before police raids.

Onlookers gathered as Martello played John Lennon's "Imagine" as a symbol of peace. Mourners stood in a moment of silence following the public performance.

Martello keyed a touching tune following 2013 street protests in Taksim Gezi Park in Istanbul, Turkey.


An unnamed man plays John Lennon's Imagine on a grand piano outside the Bataclan in tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks.

Posted by The Guardian on Saturday, November 14, 2015