Beard Liberation Front
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Campaigners call for Fidel Castro’s beard to be preserved as revolutionary artefact
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has called for Fidel Castro’s beard to be preserved as a revolutionary artefact when his body is cremated.
Castro who has died at 90, was perhaps the most iconic post-1945 beard wearer.
The campaigners say that given the CIA considered several plots to make Castro’s beard fall out in the 1960s- never carried out- to preserve the late leader’s beard would be a symbol of hirsute resistance to clean shaven capitalism.
BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, given how iconic Castro’s beard was we think that preserving it as a revolutionary artefact would be appropriate