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Norwich City Hall lit up in tribute to Belgian terror victims

07:00 24 March 2016

Norwich City Hall illuminated black, yellow and red as a mark of respect and solidarity against the terrorist attacks in Brussels.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich City Hall illuminated black, yellow and red as a mark of respect and solidarity against the terrorist attacks in Brussels. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2016

Norwich has shown its solidarity with the people of Brussels by lighting City Hall with the colours of the Belgian flag.

Norwich City Hall illuminated black, yellow and red as a mark of respect and solidarity against the terrorist attacks in Brussels.
Picture: ANTONY KELLYNorwich City Hall illuminated black, yellow and red as a mark of respect and solidarity against the terrorist attacks in Brussels. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The tribute was similar to one in November, when the building was lit in the red, white and blue of the French Tricolore following the Paris attacks that killed 130 people.

Brenda Arthur, Lord Mayor of Norwich, said: “In the same way that it was lit up with the colours of France when there was the disaster in Paris, I think it is important we show our solidarity and sympathy.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Brussels.

“I think it’s really important that we do stand shoulder to shoulder with people who at this time are experiencing great tragedy.”

Norwich City Hall illuminated black, yellow and red as a mark of respect and solidarity against the terrorist attacks in Brussels.
Picture: ANTONY KELLYNorwich City Hall illuminated black, yellow and red as a mark of respect and solidarity against the terrorist attacks in Brussels. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

City Hall will be lit up in black, yellow and red for three days.

It joins other monuments around the world which have made similar tributes, include the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Yesterday Norfolk County Council flew the Union Flag at County Hall at half mast.

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4 comments

  • Sensitive and thoughtful response, well done.

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    Rushallchap3

    Thursday, March 24, 2016

  • The word 'solidarity' is so yesterday and quite frankly meaningless when we observe what is going on within Europe .

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    SHOOK

    Thursday, March 24, 2016

  • It is appropriate to show solidarity for the Belgians as we did for the French. The people who commit these atrocities do so in the belief of their god. They belong to a death cult which hates our freedoms and way of life.

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    NorthStarRaven

    Thursday, March 24, 2016

  • While it it is all to light up buildings all over the place and have politicians being local ,European or British MP,s giving platitudes of solidarity etc after every terrorist attack is all very worthy.What is urgently called for is for a Government leader who has the force and will to wipe out and hit this bunch of murders and its supporters even in this country hard and permanent. I am afraid the response of the Liberalists and politically correct sensitives even on here will through up their tea candles in disgust.But as you see in the US barking a billionaire who is running for President showed aspects of truth that engage with many people in keeping their homeland safe.

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    PaulH

    Thursday, March 24, 2016

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