While the world mourns with Aleppo, we wish all the innocent souls that lost their lives in the year long severe bombing rest in peace. The bombing at Aleppo has reunited the World once again. On all major social media platforms, the people are asking for World Peace. Every country and individual has its own way of showing support but Paris showed its support by shutting down power of Eiffel Tower.
Eiffel tower went dark on Wednesday in solidarity for Aleppo civilians. The monument was plunged into darkness from 8:00 pm (1900 GMT) 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.
The Eiffel Tower has given similar powerful messages by going dark in the past to display its strong support in extreme situations. Here are a few times the Eiffel went dark in the past in vehement support.
#5 PARIS TERROR ATTACKS
The Eiffel tower went dark as it mourned the loss of the 129 victims of the Paris blasts on the November 14,2015. As the city shattered in minutes as it was the first time France struggled to absorb the deadliest violence on its soil since World War II.
#4 EARTH HOUR CAMPAIGN
On 28th March,2015 the Eiffel tower went dark to mark Earth Hour, a campaign to raise awareness for world climate change. France also hosted the International Climate Conference in 2015 pressing nations to set attainable goals for reducing greenhouse gases and mobilizing international finances to fight climate change.
#3 ATTACK ON CHARLIE HEBDO MAGAZINE
Charlie Hebdo is a sattiral weekly paper in Paris ,the shooting on Charlie Hebdo on 7th January ,2015 by two gunmen killed 12 people, consisting of Charlie Hebdo’s editor, seven more journalists and cartoonists and two police officers were among those murdered.The terrorist attack took place after satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo published a picture of the Islamic Prophet Muhammed.
#2 REMEMBRANCE OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
Eiffel Tower was shut for 15 minutes on the April,24,2015 in memory of the Armenian Genocide Cetinnal. The Coliseum of Rome also went dark from 22:00 to 22:15 Yerevan time.
#1 IMPLEMENTATION OF ENERGY LAWS
The city of lights went dark on January 1, 2013. As a new law passed by the France government in order to save energy all offices and building front lights should be shut between 1 am to 7 pm.
The Eiffel has thus been a memorandum for luminous occasions few enlightened our future while few affected the hearts world wide.
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