Belgian flag to light up Eiffel Tower after Brussels attacks
The Eiffel Tower is to be lit up in Belgian colors as a symbol of support for the people of Brussels
The Eiffel Tower is to be lit up in Belgian colors on Tuesday evening as a symbol of support in Paris for the people of Brussels after twin attacks there killed at least 26.
“In solidarity with the people of Brussels, Paris will light up the Eiffel Tower this evening in the colors of the Belgian flag,” Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on her Twitter account.
The attacks took the form of explosions at Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital earlier on Tuesday, triggering security alerts across western Europe and bringing some cross-border transport to a halt.
They were a strong reminder to Parisians of the Nov. 13 Islamist militant attacks in Paris where 130 people died, and came four days after the arrest in Brussels of a suspected participant in those assaults.