John Lennon mural in Prague painted over with graffiti saying ‘Wall Is Over!’

The wall was vandalised by a group of local art students

A wall dedicated to late Beatle John Lennon has been painted over in Prague.

The mural sprung up in the Czech capital following the musician’s assassination in 1980. It became a sign of defiance in the build-up to the anti-Communist uprising of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.

However, the wall has now been painted over by a group of local art students, displaying the message: “Wall Is Over!”, a pun on the Lennon track ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’.

Other messages, such as “The wall is never over”, have since appeared.

According to Billboard, the students vandalised the mural to mark the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and “provide free space for new messages of the current generation”.

The wall’s owner, the Sovereign Order of Malta, are allegedly pursuing legal action following the act of vandalism.

Meanwhile, a handwritten letter from John Lennon recently sold at auction for £17,500. The letter was penned on Apple Records stationary in 1971, with Lennon encouraging talk show host Joe Frankln to listen to his wife Yoko Ono’s latest album ‘Fly’.

“Of course Yoko can explain her music better in person, this is a kind of introduction. For something rather more ‘straight,’ a track called ‘Mrs Lennon’ on ‘Fly’ is an example of her more conservative side,” Lennon wrote.

The note added: “She was trained as a classical musician, and took music composition in Sarah Lawrence College as her major. It’s far out, but don’t let it frighten you.”