Nations and individuals show solidarity with Brussels, following terror attacks

Capital cities around the world have been showing their solidarity with Brussels through a range of gestures and visual media.

By Colin Mackay

24 Mar 2016

Solidarity with Brussels, following Tuesday's terrorist attacks has been seen around the world, with major cities around the world projecting the Belgian flag onto iconic buildings in a visual signal of support.

In Paris, the Eiffel Tower was lit up in the colours of the Belgian flag. In Berlin, the Brandenburg was chosen, in Rome the Trevi Fountain, in Lisbon the City Hall, in Warsaw the Palace of Culture and in Belgrade, the town council building.

Tributes in support of the EU capital were also made further afield, including the One World Trade Center in New York, and San Francisco's City Hall. In Dubai, the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, was also lit up.


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Meanwhile numerous individuals tweeted poignant images.

British ECR group MEP Ian Duncan posted a digitally altered portrait from the wall of the Maelbeek metro station to show a weeping face while Jean-Claude Juncker tweeted a sombre, black and white image of the Berlaymont with flags at half-mast.

Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Christos Stylianides posted a picture of the Commission with heads bowed and a Belgian flag.

One of the most poignant images was tweeted by UK art critic Waldemar Januszczak, who posted a detail from a painting by Flemish master Rogier van der Weyden ‘Deposition’ depicting a weeping woman.

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