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Iceland Sends Condolences to Norway

Almost 200 people went to Videy island off Reykjavík last night where the Imagine Peace Tower was lit to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks in Norway on July 22—Norwegian authorities decided August 21 should be dedicated to their memory.


The Imagine Peace Tower. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

According to Morgunbladid, Mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr and Silje Arnekleiv, first secretary at the Norwegian Embassy, said a few words before the tower was lit and attendees raised the roses they were carrying.

The Imagine Peace Tower, an artwork by Yoko Ono, is usually only lit between her late husband John Lennon’s birthday, October 9, and anniversary of his death, December 8, each year, but she agreed to the lighting yesterday and sent the following statement:

“I believe that the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will give light to the strong wishes of World Peace from all corners of the planet and give encouragement, inspiration and a sense of solidarity in a world now filled with fear and confusion.

I invite all of you, of this planet, to watch the lighting of IMAGINE PEACE TOWER and send your wishes for peace, especially for the people of Norway, by Tweeting (@IPTower) and Facebook messaging at We must come together now, to believe in a peaceful world, and let it be.”


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