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Omonia Square fountain lights up in blue, white and red in solidarity with France (VIDEO)

Omonia Square fountain lights up in blue, white and red in solidarity with France

As France copes with the aftermath of Thursday’s attack, the world and Greece has showed its solidarity and support.

What happened? A knife-wielding attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar” beheaded a woman and killed two other people in the Notre Dame Basilica, in the city of Nice.

French national police identified the suspect as Brahim Aouissaoui, a 21-year-old Tunisian migrant.

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou expressed their solidarity with the people in France.

The Omonia Square fountain was also illuminated in blue, white and red.

The video was posted by the Mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis.

“Whoever collects freely, collects well” (Rigas Feraios). The city that gave birth to the Republic stands on the side of the country that gave it its modern European sign,” he wrote.

“Athens in the colours of wounded France,” Bakoyannis concluded.

Omonia Square

It is recalled the redesigned Omonia Square, with its signature fountain, was unveiled to Athenians earlier this year.

One of the largest water fountains in Europe in terms of water volume, the 30-meter-wide fountain shoots water 20 meters high. It has a total of 188 water jets and 177 underwater headlights.

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