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Shocking: Paris to switch off Eiffel Tower lights ‘for Aleppo’

On Wednesday, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo tweeted that the city would switch off Eiffel Tower lights "in solidarity for Aleppo". People are turning to social media to express their feelings about this odd behaviour after the liberation.

Published: December 14, 2016, 8:45 pm

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    “We hope that this symbolic measure, on a monument that is known around the world, will show the international community once more the urgent need to act”, Mayor Anne Hidalgo said to the media channel Europe 1.

    After four years of conflict, Syrian authorities said that only three residential blocks remained in the hands of the city’s terrorist groups, and the residents of Aleppo were seen flooding the streets to celebrate the liberation. The whole area retaken in and around Aleppo is some 18 000 square kilometers, making it a larger area than the whole countries of Qatar or Lebanon.

    The lights will switch off from 8pm, Reuters reported.

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    Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo tweeted that the city will “show solidarity” with “the people of Aleppo and its inhabitants” after the liberation.

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    • GitsOlsson

      Would it not say more and better if they instead lit up the entire city to celebrate and show the Syrian people that the west is happy for there sake, not sad for IS’s loss?

    • Edwin Subijano

      F#(!<1&g hipocrisy !!!

    • Tommy Jensen

      France is a pathetic country with Hollande and Anne Hidalgo. Showing Europe from its most ugly and disgusting side.

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