The landmark Eiffel Tower in Paris went dark on Sunday night as a tribute to those killed in a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
The lights on the iconic Paris landmark, one of the world’s best-known and most-visited monuments, has been switched off several times in the past following terror attacks around the world.
Beforehand, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo tweeted ”In tribute to the victims of the anti-Semitic attack in # Pittsburgh , we will turn off this Sunday night @LaTourEiffel at midnight. #StandTogether”
Hidalgo also conveyed her solidarity to Pittsburgh’s by saying.”Paris and the Parisians are with you.”
Eleven people were killed in the attack perpetrated by Robert Bowers, a 46-year-old white male, who entered the Congregation of the Tree of Life synagogue armed with a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle and three Glock 57 pistols. Witnesses have told reporters that before he began firing shouted “All Jews must die”.