Syrians Hold Vigil in Solidarity with the Victims of the French Attacks
  • Sun, 11/15/2015
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5 November 2015

Around the world, there has been an outpouring of sympathy and solidarity for the more than 130 people who died as a result of the attacks on Friday, 13 November.

People around the world have been holding vigils, with major gatherings in cities around the world, like London, Boston, New York, Vancouver, and Sydney, attracting hundreds and even thousands of people.

War-torn Syria is no exception.

Residents in Douma, near Syria's capitol Damascus, paid tribute to the French victims overnight by lighting candles.

In a sign held up by one of the mourners read 'Duma est en deuil' which translates to: "Duma is in mourning"

Sources:

"To Paris, with Love: Vigils held around the globe as the world's iconic buildings are lit up in the colours of the French tricolour to show solidarity in wake of Paris attacks" The Daily Mail UK November 14, 2015

"Positivity, solidarity across U.S. after Paris attacks" USA Today November 14, 2015

"'Stand with Paris': Hundreds attend vigils across Canada" CTV News November 14, 2015