21:32 GMT +306 December 2019
Listen Live
    The Eiffel Tower is seen with the black, yellow and red colours of the Belgian flag in tribute to the victims of today's Brussels bomb attacks in Paris.

    Eiffel Tower Lights Up in Colors of Belgium’s Flag

    © REUTERS / PHILIPPE WOJAZER
    Europe
    Get short URL
    141026
    Subscribe

    Following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris in November, Brussels’ town hall was lit in the colors of the French flag. Today, sadly, the Eiffel Tower is being lit for Brussels.

    On Tuesday, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced that the tower would be lit in black, yellow, and red, to show solidarity after terrorist attacks of the morning left at least 31 dead and many more injured.

    A number of other cities across the world have lit their monuments in the colors of the flags of Belgium and the European Union.

    The Trevi fountain in Rome, Italy
    © REUTERS / STEFANO RELLANDINI
    The Trevi fountain in Rome, Italy

    Rome's Campidoglio Capitol Hill
    © AP Photo / Andrew Medichini
    Rome's Campidoglio Capitol Hill
    The Brandenburg gate, in Germany
    © REUTERS / FABRIZIO BENSCH
    The Brandenburg gate, in Germany
    The courthouse in Lyon, France
    © REUTERS / ROBERT PRATTA
    The courthouse in Lyon, France
    The Royal Palace at Dam Square in Amsterdam
    © AFP 2019 / Evert Elzinga
    The Royal Palace at Dam Square in Amsterdam
    Belgrade's Town Council building
    © AFP 2019 / Oksana Toskic
    Belgrade's Town Council building

    Makeshift memorials have also sprung up across Brussels.

    People bring flowers and candles to mourn at the Place de la Bourse in the center of Brussels.
    © AP Photo / Martin Meissner
    People bring flowers and candles to mourn at the Place de la Bourse in the center of Brussels.

    US President Barack Obama has ordered flags to remain at half-mast until March 26.

    With nightfall in the United States, the One World Trade Center in New York City also honors the victims on Tuesday evening, as well as City Hall.

    The Empire State Building will remain dark on Tuesday evening as a show of solidarity.

    Related:

    Masks Off: Pictures of Brussels Terrorists Attack Suspects Unveiled
    New Explosive Devices Reportedly Found in Brussels Airport
    US State Dept Urges Americans in Brussels to Shelter in Place Amid Attacks
    Brussels Attacks 'An Attack on All of Europe' – Spanish Columnist
    Explosives Used in Brussels Linked to Paris Attacks, Experienced Bomb-Maker
    Tags:
    Eiffel Tower, Terrorism, Anne Hidalgo, Paris, Brussels, Belgium, France
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik