Sunderland lights up iconic monument in show of solidarity with France.

Penshaw Monument is lit in red, white and blue
Penshaw Monument is lit in red, white and blue
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An iconic Sunderland landmark has been bathed in a soft glow of red, white and blue as the city pays its respects to the Paris terrorist atrocities.

A total of 129 people were killed and hundreds left injured when multiple attacks were carried out on bars, restaurants, a concert hall and stadium within the capital city on Friday.
The brutal slaying of innocent people sent shockwaves throughout the world. Terrorist group IS have claimed the group was behind the killings.
Today, silence fell across Sunderland and Seaham as people held a minutes silence as a mark of respect to those killed, as flags flew half-mast and the Magistrates’ Court in Keel Square and Penshaw Monument were lit with the Tri-colour in a show of solidarity with the country.
Coun Paul Watson said: “We hope lighting up one of our most iconic landmarks at Penshaw monument will help symbolise that support, and provide a focal point for people’s tributes to those in Paris."

Penshaw Monument is lit in red, white and blue

Penshaw Monument is lit in red, white and blue

Penshaw Monument is lit in red, white and blue

Penshaw Monument is lit in red, white and blue

Penshaw Monument is lit in red, white and blue

Penshaw Monument is lit in red, white and blue

Penshaw Monument is lit in red, white and blue

Penshaw Monument is lit in red, white and blue