Lennon's High-powered Help Fighting U.s. Deportation

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John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono is to unveil a stack of letters written by influential American figures, begging the U.S. government not to deport the couple for their anti-war demonstrations.
The late British rocker and Ono led a string of peaceful protests against the Vietnam war in the 1960s and 70s, angering individuals in Washington D.C. who called for them to be kicked out of the country.
They were allowed to stay after a number of politicians and fellow entertainers leaped to their defence.
Nearly 30 years after Lennon was murdered outside his Manhattan home, Ono is planning to release the letters, written by then-New York Mayor John Lindsay legendary entertainer DICk Clark and other high-powered New York Representatives.
In one letter, Lindsay called efforts to boot the pair "unusual and harsh" and "an attempt to silence constitutionally protected First Amendment rights of free speech".
Clark wrote: "It is possible for one to disagree with their personal and public way of life. Their cultural contributions cannot be ignored."
Ono's exhibit will be unveiled on 12 May (09) in New York, reports the New York Post.


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