Paris: The iconic Eiffel Tower switched off its lights on Friday, 15 March to pay tribute to the martyrs of terrorist attack occurred in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. At least 50 people died in the Islamophobic attack.
The announcement was made on the official Tower account that the lights will be turned off to pay tribute to the Christchurch victims. The twitter message read: “To pay tribute to the #Christchurch victims in New Zealand, I will turn off my lights earlier tonight, before midnight. #EiffelTower”
It must be noted that this is not the first time Eiffel Tower has paid tributes to the victims of attacks. It had also switched off its lights in November 2017 to pay tribute to the lives lost in the Egypt mosque attack where at least 230 people died. Again in January 2018, it cut it light to commemorate those killed and wounded in a devastating ambulance bombing in Kabul.