Over 100 died in terrorist attacks in the French capital on Friday night (November 13)
An unnamed man played John Lennon‘s ‘Imagine’ outside Paris’ Le Bataclan, the venue where a terrorist attack took place at on Friday night (November 13).
At least 127 people are reported dead after a series of violent attacks in Paris overnight. Le Bataclan was among the worst hit, with 87 civilians killed during a shooting at an Eagles of Death Metal gig.
Members of the public gathered outside the music venue on Saturday morning (November 14), with French journalist Natalia Gallois reporting that a man brought a piano by bike to play a rendition of ‘Imagine’ in tribute to those who died in the attacks. Watch footage below.
Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ famously features the lyrics: “Imagine there’s no countries / It isn’t hard to do / Nothing to kill or die for / And no religion too / Imagine all the people / Living life in peace”.
Eagles of Death Metal are reportedly all safe though a statement released after the incident states that they are currently trying to determine the whereabouts of their crew.
French national stadium Stade de France was also targeted, with French police confirming two suicide attacks and one bombing. Elsewhere at least one man opened fire in a restaurant in the 11th district.
Musicians around the world reacted with horror to the attacks, including those who have friends in the city and others who have performed at the Bataclan venue over the years. Among the artists who have delivered messages are Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams, Justin Bieber, Jared Leto, AC/DC, Sam Smith, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake and more.
The likes of U2 and Foo Fighters have cancelled upcoming shows in Paris and elsewhere in Europe following the attacks.