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Eiffel Tower goes dark to express solidarity with Aleppo

Mayor of the city Anne Hidalgo announced the Eiffel Tower would go dark at 1900 hrs (GMT). “This symbolic measure at a building known worldwide will aim to once again alert the international community to the need for urgent action,” the mayor stated

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 15 Dec 2016 4:21 AM GMT

Eiffel Tower goes dark to express solidarity with Aleppo
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Eiffel Tower goes dark to show solidarity with Aleppo
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Paris: The famed lights of the Eiffel Tower were put off on Wednesday last as a gesture of solidarity with the citizens of the Syrian city of Aleppo, hit by a humanitarian crisis as residents flee heavy fighting. The tower is typically lit by thousands of lights every night.

Mayor of the city Anne Hidalgo announced the Eiffel Tower would go dark at 1900 hrs (GMT). “This symbolic measure at a building known worldwide will aim to once again alert the international community to the need for urgent action,” the mayor stated.

The Tower was also closed to visitors on the day due to a strike by staff.

The intensified fighting in Aleppo over the last month has led to concerns around the world over the plight of its citizens. The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has decided to take full control of the city.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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