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Yoko Ono offers rioting youth a bit of advice

Seventy-eight year-old Yoko Ono has turned to Youtube to "give encouragement and inspiration to the activists of today", by posting up a 70-minute documentary she made with John Lennon in 1969.

The film, entitled Bed Peace, shows the couple spending their honeymoon in bed for a week at the Amsterdam Hilton, as media and visitors trooped through the room seeking an audience with the hippy couple.

The bed-in moved to Montreal, Canada via the Bahamas and it seems - as Roman points out below - the fly-on-thewall dcomentary was filmed there. It might've been filmed in New York, if Lennon hadn't been stopped from entering the USA over a previous weed conviction.

Ono said she feels the video is as powerful now as was the act at the time. The bed protest was aimed at putting pressure on the American butchering of Vietnam, as well as a general plea for peace and tolerance.

"Dear Friends, " Ono writes.

In 1969, John and I were so naive to think that doing the Bed-In would help change the world. Well, it might have. But at the time, we didn't know.

"It was good that we filmed it, though. The film is powerful now. What we said then could have been said now.

"In fact, there are things that we said then in the film, which may give some encouragement and inspiration to the activists of today. Good luck to us all.

"Let's remember WAR IS OVER if we want it. It's up to us, and nobody else. John would have wanted to say that."

The video will be online until 21 August. Ono originally wanted the video on YouTube for the weekend but caved in after fans demanded a longer look.

Here its is: