World News #5 – Solidarity
“The Eiffel Tower went dark on Thursday to honor those who lost their lives in the terror attack in Paris at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Masked gunmen, who are still on the loose, shot and killed 12 people on Wednesday, including two police officers, various prominent cartoonists and the magazine’s editor in chief.
People have gathered around the globe in shows of support for the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack.”
– Mashable.com, Eiffel Tower goes completely dark to honor victims of Paris terror attack.
“Shortly afterwards, on the other side of the city, that epitome of all things French paid her respects.
On the stroke of 8pm, the lights went out on the Eiffel Tower.
As a three-dimensional grand tableau, this was one hell of a cartoon.
The shock of Wednesday’s massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine, just a few minutes’ walk from Republique, has now given way to a mix of anger, defiance and great anxiety.
In the immediate aftermath, there had been a series of silent vigils across the nation. Last night, there was noisy chanting. Nothing incendiary. ‘Charlie n’est pas mort!’, ‘Char-Liberte’ – that sort of thing. But there has unquestionably been a change of tempo.
Yet behind all that ‘Je suis Charlie’ bravado, there is also a genuine sense of fear.
How could two home-grown assassins do something like this and get away with it? Who is next?”
– Daily Mail, Night that the lights went out on Eiffel Tower.
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