Last week the Eiffel Tower went dark in solidarity with the people of Aleppo, who are being driven from their home, or worse, killed by the Syrian military.
After Aleppo was re-captured by pro-government forces, people around the world have been calling for a humane end to the violence. The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo announced that the Eiffel Tower would go dark in protest of the violence and to show compassion for the people of Aleppo.
Recently, buses have been sent in to the city to bring civilians out of the violence, but not all have been successful.
In addition to shutting the Eiffel Tower lights off, Parisians have been gathering in the city to protest the violence. But besides protesting and showing solidarity, there isn’t much an average person can do to feel like they can help the people of Syria. If you’re feeling the same, check out the White Helmets, a group of volunteers who are helping rescue people hit by bombs in Syria.
See the Eiffel Tower turn off in solidarity for the people of Aleppo: