Lights of the Eiffel Tower turned off in support for the Coptic community of Egypt


The lights of the Eiffel Tower are set to be turned off in support for the Coptic people group of Egypt, where a bus conveying Coptic Christians was shot at by shooters murdering at least 28 people and injuring more than 20 in Minya region.

The symbolic blackout of the landmark was declared by the Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Friday night from her Twitter account.

Hidalgo regretted that the Christian people group in Egypt was again the objective of a brutal and weak assault, including that her thoughts are with the sufferer and their families.

On Friday night, the Eiffel Tower will be closed down from 12.45 am (local time) as an indication of sympathy to Egyptian Copts, said her second tweet.

Worked toward the west of Paris in 1889, the Eiffel Tower is a standout amongst the most went by monuments on the planet and one of the characteristic views of the city.

The last time the monument’s lights were turned off was on May 23, in tribute to the 22 people killed and dozens injured in the fear assault in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Denouncing the assault, French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian stated: “I condemn in the name of France with the utmost firmness the cowardly and barbarous act that plagues Egypt. No one should fear for his life by exercising the fundamental right to freely practice his faith.”