Paris, Dec 15, 2016: The lights of famous Eiffel tower, the Paris beauty were switched off on Wednesday night to show solidarity for the people of the shattered Syrian city of Aleppo.
The monument was plunged into darkness from 8:00 pm in what Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said was a protest at the “unbearable” situation for civilians in the city where fighting raged during the day.
Rebel forces announced a new deal late Wednesday to allow residents to be evacuated from the city.
Meanwhile, the Mayor of the city, Anne Hidalgo, announced on Twitter:
— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) December 14, 2016
In support of Aleppo’s residents, several hundred people demonstrated in Paris on Wednesday, media reported.
Some of the protesters wore a piece of red clothing to symbolise the blood spilt in the fierce battle for Syria’s second city.