Serbs Erect Bob Marley Peace Statue
Reggae legend a symbol of tolerance in Balkans
By Jess Kilby, Newser User
Posted Aug 25, 2008 8:11 AM CDT
An unidentified Jamaican musician reacts the after unveiling of a statue of late Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley in the Serbian village of Banatski Sokolac.   (AP Photo/Srdjan Ilic)

(Newser) – Eastern Europe may not be known for its reggae scene, but a small Serbian village has chosen iconic wailer Bob Marley as a symbol of peace for the Balkans. A statue of Marley, who died in 1981, was recently unveiled during a rock festival in Banatski Sokolac, reports the BBC. The crowd included musicians and fans from both Serbia and Croatia. Organizers say it's the first Marley statue in Europe.

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