||Sir Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell stood in solidarity with protesters at the New York City March for Our Lives protest on Saturday and reminded the world of his own experience with gun violence.
Without going on camera, (though he does appear on video) he told a CNN reporter: ´As you know, one of my best friends was shot not far from here. It is important to me,´ he said.
It was an understated tribute to John Lennon, his Beatles bandmate who was gunned down outside The Dakota Building, where he lived, in by a crazed fan with a gun and a copy of The Catcher in the Rye, on December 8, 1980.
The New York City protest on Saturday was held at 72nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West, within view of The Dakota Building and Strawberry Fields, the Central Park tribute created for Lennon after his death. Many other tributes were held across the country, including in Washington DC, Parkland, FL and many other locations.
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