Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017
In the wake of the horrific terror attack that claimed the lives of four people in London and left 29 injured, the lights of the Eiffel Tower were turned off in solidarity with the event. As midnight fell in France, the Eiffel Tower switched its lights off to blend in against the Paris nightscape to honour those killed in the London massacre.
This is not the first time but the landmark has a history of going dark to mark sombre events. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo earlier expressed her “solidarity” in a message to her London counterpart Sadiq Khan. In her statement, she mentioned that Paris and London have very close links which have become stronger in the last few decades.
Big Ben was also lit up to honour the victims, as the world rushed to show its solidarity behind the capital that saw several killed, including a hero cop stabbed to death.
Tel Aviv City Hall was illuminated in the colours of the Union flag to pay homage to those killed and injured.
The dead, in what police called a “marauding terrorist attack,” included the assailant and the police officer he stabbed – named last night as PC Keith Palmer. The other three victims were among those hit by the car as it sped across Westminster Bridge before crashing into railings just outside parliament.
Paris joined cities around the world are showing solidarity with London.