MONTREAL HIPPIES STORM BEATLE LENNON'S 'LIE-IN'
MONTREAL (CP) - About 200 hippies marched into a downtown hotel Sunday and climbed 17 floors to see Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono.
The youngsters had walked about two miles from a love-in at a central Montreal park to see the couple, who are conducting a lie-in for world peace at the hotel.
They decided to climb a back stairway because other youngsters had been previously blocked at elevators in their attempt to reach the room.
Once outside the door a chorus of appeals asked one of Lennon's staff to bring the popular singer out the door.
They were told one girl would be allowed into the room.
Olga Naumenko, 15, of Montreal, was picked by the hippies for the honor.
A few seconds later she came out of the room, tears streaming down her face and clutching two large bouquets of white flowers which were immediately grabbed by the crowd.
"He wants us to go back to the park," said Miss Naumenko.
"I feel so sorry for him, crowded in that room."