Sunday 28 May 2017

World Trade Centre lit up in French colours as world expresses support for Paris

The One World Trade Center spire is lit blue, white and red after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the lighting in honor of dozens killed in the Paris attacks Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, in New York. French officials say several dozen people have been killed in shootings and explosions at a theater, restaurant and elsewhere in Paris. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
The One World Trade Center spire is lit blue, white and red after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the lighting in honor of dozens killed in the Paris attacks Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, in New York. French officials say several dozen people have been killed in shootings and explosions at a theater, restaurant and elsewhere in Paris. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
The blue, white and red colours of France's national flag are projected onto the sails of Sydney's Opera House in Australia November 14, 2015 following the attacks in Paris. REUTERS/Jason Reed
The Calgary Tower was lit up with the colors of the French flag to show support and sympathy regarding the Paris attacks in Calgary, Alberta on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP)
San Francisco City Hall is lit up with blue, white and red, the colors of the French flag, following the Paris terror attacks, in San Francisco, California November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Across the world people have rushed to show their solidarity with those Paris in the aftermath of the worst atrocity in France in decades.

Miles away from the horror of the terror attacks people logged on to social media sites to share their and shock and sadness at the events which unfolded on a Friday night in the French capital.

People have been using the hashtag PorteOuverte, which translates as Door Open, in a bid to stand in unity with Parisians.

A sketch of the Eiffel Tower as a peace sign was also posted on Instagram by users including One Direction singer Harry Styles and chef Jamie Oliver.

The Calgary Tower was lit up with the colors of the French flag to show support and sympathy regarding the Paris attacks in Calgary, Alberta on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP)
The Calgary Tower was lit up with the colors of the French flag to show support and sympathy regarding the Paris attacks in Calgary, Alberta on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP)

The site credited the image to Jean Jullien who captioned it "Peace for Paris", while Instagram used it alongside a different version of the hashtag which became widely-used after the Charlie Hebdo killings in January, posting #jesuisparis.

Facebook also enabled a safety check feature called Paris Terror Attacks to allow people to let their friends know they are safe, or to try to locate people they know in the city.

The blue, white and red colours of France's national flag are projected onto the sails of Sydney's Opera House in Australia November 14, 2015 following the attacks in Paris. REUTERS/Jason Reed
The blue, white and red colours of France's national flag are projected onto the sails of Sydney's Opera House in Australia November 14, 2015 following the attacks in Paris. REUTERS/Jason Reed
San Francisco City Hall is lit up with blue, white and red, the colors of the French flag, following the Paris terror attacks, in San Francisco, California November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
San Francisco City Hall is lit up with blue, white and red, the colors of the French flag, following the Paris terror attacks, in San Francisco, California November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

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