Eiffel Tower to go dark for Las Vegas victims
At least 50 people were killed and hundreds wounded Sunday when a gunman opened fire at a concert in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
Earlier Sunday, a man knifed two young women to death outside the main train station in Marseille, France’s second-biggest city.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for both attacks via their propaganda outlet Amaq, which said they were carried out by its “soldiers”. It did not provide any evidence for either claim.
“Tonight we will turn off the Eiffel Tower from midnight in homage to the victims of the attacks in Marseille and Las Vegas,” Hidalgo wrote, adding the hashtag “we are united”.
The French capital has repeatedly switched off the night-time lights on its most famous landmark to show solidarity with victims of terror attacks from London to Kabul.