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Book of condolence for Nice victims to open in Belfast

Suzanne McGonagle
15 July, 2016 15:02

A BOOK of condolence for the victims of the Nice attack will be opened at Belfast City Hall on Monday.

It will open at 11am in the main entrance hall of the building.

Belfast City Hall will be illuminated in the colours of the French flag, as a mark of solidarity with the French people, on Friday night.

In November last year, City Hall was also lit up in the blue, white and red of France following the terror attacks in Paris in which 129 people were killed and dozens more injured.

A number of buildings across the world, including cities such as New York, Dallas, Brisbane and Mexico City, were also among those to radiate the colours of the French flag yesterday.

In the Australian city of Brisbane, City Hall was illuminated while a French tricolour flew from the Sydney Harbour Bridge as Australians stood in solidarity with the people of Nice.

The Senate building in the Mexican capital, Mexico City, was also lit up in like the French tricolour and City Hall in Montreal was also illuminated.

In Dallas, the Omni Hotel lit up with a giant French flag emblazoned on its facade, while buildings in Saudi Arabia were also illuminated. The French tricolour also flew at half mast at The Open golf championships in Troon, Scotland yesterday in honour of the victims.

15 July, 2016 15:02 Northern Ireland news

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