Wednesday, 18 November 2015

'No matter what hatred does, we will only shine brighter'

Support for Paris is flooding into France from around the world after the horrendous attacks on Paris.

In addition to condemnation from Western world leaders, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the attack an 'inhuman crime'.

Buildings across the globe have been lit up in colours of the French flag to show support, including the spire on top of the new One World Trade Center, Sydney Opera House (see left) San Francisco’s City Hall, London Bridge and other towers and bridges in Canada, New Zealand and Mexico.

Supporters on social media have turned their profile photos into French flags, and photos of the Eiffel Tower grounds draped in the American stars and stripes in 2001 following 9/11 have reminded people of the solidarity that inevitably follows tragedy.

American Natasha McIntosh Westhoff wrote, “We know your sunrise Paris- the one where the dust is settling, and you are trying to make sense of the senseless… But we also know – it never lasts. Because no matter what hatred does in the dark of night… it didn’t stop the light… in the brightest city in the world… We know, you will only shine brighter.”

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