Burj Khalifa lit up the Egyptian flag in solidarity with victims of the attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Minya – Press photo
CAIRO – 28 May 2017: In solidarity with the victims of Friday’s terrorist attack in Minya, Burj Khalifa, Dubai’s greatest icon was lit up in the colors of the Egyptian flag on Saturday night.
A masked group armed with machine guns, driving three pickup trucks, intercepted a bus carrying Christians and immediately opened fire at the worshippers who were heading to perform prayers at the Saint Samuel Monastery, located outside the city.
State media reported 29 dead, mostly children, while at least 25 others were injured.
The Emirati Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned the attack and affirmed UAE’s solidarity with Egypt.
On May 26, Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo said the lights of the Eiffel Tower would go dark after midnight in solidarity with the victims.
Tour Eiffel’s official Facebook announced that the Eiffel Tower lights will be symbolically turned off at 12:45 am, tonight, to pay tribute to the victims of the Egypt attack.