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For Aleppo: In solidarity, Eiffel Tower switches off lights

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 December 2016, 11:13 IST

The Eiffel Tower, on 14 December night, switched off its lights to show solidarity and support for the people of Aleppo.

According to a report in an international news agency, the monument was plunged into darkness from 8:00 pm (1900 GMT). Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said that the lights were switched off as a protest against the "unbearable" situation for civilians in the city where fighting raged during the day.

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An international news agency quoted Hidalgo as saying, "The final roads of Aleppo held by the opposition are being taken by the regime, creating hundreds of victims."

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Several hundred people demonstrated in Paris in support of Aleppo's residents.

Some of the protesters wore a piece of red clothing to symbolise the blood spilled in the fierce battle for Syria's second city.

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First published: 15 December 2016, 11:13 IST