Great photo of Stephen Hawking, marching against Vietnam war 1969

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Viral Message: A young Stephen Hawking in London marching against the war in Vietnam in 1969. More than 30 years later he spoke out against the war in Iraq.

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Great photo of Stephen Hawking - to the right of Tariq Ali - marching against the Vietnam war in 1969. A man of great intellect and humanity.

A young Stephen Hawking in London marching against the war in Vietnam in 1969. More than 30 years later he spoke out against the war in Iraq. He joined the BDS movement against Israel, calling situation “like that in South Africa before 1990, It cannot continue”

Viral Message Verification:- The World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.  Stephen Hawking was known to almost every people o this planet, He died in the early hours of Wednesday March 14, 2018.

The British scientist, Stephen Hawking was well famous for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time.

However soon after his death a fake image has been circulating on the social media showing Stephen Hawking alngwith political activist and writer Tariq Ali. This image was shared widely on social media. The news claimed that Hawking’s was marching against the Vietnam War in London during the 1968 war.

Well British-Pakastani activist  Tariq Ali (a writer & filmmaker & editor) who himself is in the picture quoted this

“THE MAN IN THE 1968 PIC IS NOT STEPHEN HAWKING Sad that Stephen Hawking has left us...he opposed the Vietnam war and Iraq. BUT he is not in the 1968 demo pic. Repeat NOT. An illiterate caption by the National Portrait Gallery has created this myth. Wish it was him but it isn't”

The photographer, Lewis Morley indicated that Hawking was in the image but the Gallery has since ascertained that this was incorrect.



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