Monday’s terrorist attack in central Vienna resulted in four deaths. Following the attack, French President Emmanuel Macron wrote on Twitter that France shares the pain and shock of the Austrian people.
“I would like to say that it is impressive to see, to feel compassion from all over the world, which really shows solidarity. I was impressed to see on TV that in Paris the Eiffel Tower was illuminated in red, white and red, but also other signs of solidarity of European metropolises “, Kogler said in a speech during a special session of the parliament.
Images of the Eiffel Tower in the colors of Austria circulated online, but it turned out not to be real. “I confirm that there was no special lighting of the tower after the attacks in Vienna,” said a spokeswoman for the company that manages the Eiffel Tower.
This is not the first time such confusion has occurred.
Sometimes, old images appear on the internet after an incident that suggest that the Eiffel Tower was specially illuminated, as was the case after the death of Nelson Mandela. Then, images of the tower appeared in the colors of South Africa, although the illumination of the lens had not been changed.
“This happens from time to time,” said another spokeswoman.