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Eiffel Tower to Go Dark as World Responds to Deadliest Terrorist Attack in Egypt’s History

Eiffel Tower to Go Dark as World Responds to Deadliest Terrorist Attack in Egypt’s History

World leaders and social media users alike echoed their condolences Friday evening after news of Egypt’s deadly terror attack spread across the globe, prompting many to show their support for the nation and denounce the assault.

According to a Twitter post by Paris’ Mayor Anne Hidalgo, the lights illuminating the Eiffel Tower will go dark at midnight in solidarity with Egypt and the victims of the Friday morning attack that saw 305 people killed in North Sinai’s Rawda mosque.

In her Tweet, she shared her sorrow at the state of extremist-related terror by which Paris has also been afflicted in recent years. She stated that she hopes to express her “support to the people wounded” and extend her “condolences to the victims’ families” by turning off the famed attraction’s lights as a show of solidarity.

Social Media Responds

As an all-black photo with white text simply stating “Pray for Egypt” began to spread on social media, users in the grief-stricken nation and throughout the world responded with sympathy for the victims of Friday’s devestating attack.

After false reports of gunshots at a busy London train station during the Black Friday shopping rush started to go viral, some even used the overreaction to a “fake terror attack” in the British capital to bring the spotlight back to Egypt and express their anger at the media.

Multiple world leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump, condemned the attack on Twitter earlier in the day. Macron took to Twitter to share his “condolences to the victims of the terrible attack”, while Trump wrote that he denounces the “Horrible and cowardly terrorist attack on innocent and defenseless worshipers in Egypt.”

The American Embassy in Cairo also issued a statement condemning the attack as an “unconscionable act of cowardice and hate.”

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An avid traveller, photographer, and culture aficionado who graduated from the London School of Journalism, Kari recieved her sciences degree in Anthropology from Loyola University Chicago. Kari is a Senior Editor and Writer at Egyptian Streets, Allteresting News, and Le Voyageur Magazine.

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