World Monuments Light Up with Britain's Flag in Tribute to Manchester Victims
Following the tragic terror attack at Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester, England, Monday monuments around the world have been illuminated with the British Union Flag to pay tribute to the victims.
The Adnoc Group HQ in Abu Dhabi, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Jet d'Eau in Geneva, Switzerland, and Brandenburg gate in Berlin, were just a few of the monuments that were lit up Monday.
"#ADNOC HQ displays the #British Union Jack in solidarity with the victims of Manchester attack," the company tweeted. German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel also shared his thoughts, tweeting, "Horrific news from Manchester! Our thoughts are with our British friends. United we stand.
The Kingsbury Mandir in London was also illuminated, with the temple's Twitter page tweeting,
Paris also planned to honor the victims by turning out the lights on the Eiffel Tower at midnight, mayor Anne Hidalgo announced. "By targeting Manchester the terrorists wanted to strike our common values: our unbending attachment to democracy, freedom, humanism and living together. Faced with this blind and persistent threat, cities must have a united front," she said in a statement, according to The Telegraph.
Grande has reportedly put her world tour on hold following the attack, according to TMZ. The singer had just finished performing when a reported suicide bomber detonated an explosion, killing at least 22 people and injuring dozens more.