Paris: Belfast City Hall lit up in French colours

Belfast City Hall lit in the colour of the French Flag  in memory of the victims killed in the terrorist attacks in France on Friday evening ''Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Belfast City Hall lit in the colour of the French Flag in memory of the victims killed in the terrorist attacks in France on Friday evening ''Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
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Belfast City Hall has been lit up in the colours of the French flag in solidarity with the country after the Paris massacres.

Alliance Councillor Emmet McDonough-Brown said: “This brutal attack is not just an assault on the people of Paris and of France, as it cruelly struck at people as they enjoyed themselves.

“I believe it is important we show solidarity by sending a message we are not afraid of those who carried it out.

“To that end, Belfast City Hall will be lit blue, white and red, the colours of the French tricolor, at 9pm this evening to show the people of Paris the people of Belfast hold them in our thoughts,” he said on Saturday afternoon.

In the event the building was lit earlier than 9pm.

Mr McDonough-Brown said: “We share their pain and we share their anger but we also share their desire to stand up against evil. We want people in Paris to know Belfast stands with them shoulder to shoulder.”

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