Eiffel Tower dims lights after Charlie Hebdo attack
As the search for two gunmen continues, the Eiffel Tower has been switched off in tribute to Wednesday’s 12 victims. Charlie Hebdo has also announced that a “survivors’ edition” of the magazine will be published.
On the evening following Wednesday’s gun attack at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo confirmed that the lights of the French capital’s Eiffel Tower would be switched off at 8 p.m. local time (1900 GMT), as a vigil got underway at the Place de la Republique on the other side of the capital.
“Our city has been a refuge for writers, philosophers, journalists who were threatened for their ideas,” Hidaglo told French paper Liberation. “There is no place in Paris for extremist ideas of any sort.”
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