Eiffel Tower Goes Dark: Charlie Hebdo Tributes Continue In Paris

The Eiffel Tower will go dark tonight in Paris, as the tributes to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo shooting continue in the French capital.

Wednesday night, crowds gathered in the streets of Paris to show their support in the face of the horrific attack, which left 12 people at the satirical magazine dead and at least 11 others injured, some of them critically. Police identified three suspects, and a massive manhunt was underway.

During the night, Hamyd Mourad, 18, surrendered, and is cooperating with authorities in the French town of Charleville-Mezieres — about 140 miles north of Paris, according to police. The two other suspects in the Charlie Hebdo shooting are two brothers — Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi — who are in their 30s and still on the loose.

The Charlie Hebdo shooting has rattled the French capital and social media, where the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie (I am Charlie) has become synonym of the solidarity that millions feel with the victims of the brutal attack. Killed in the shooting was the publication’s editor-in-chief Stephane Charbonnier, who refused to take down cartoons which were deemed offensive.

Meanwhile, the tributes in Paris continue, as thousands came out refusing to be intimidated in the face of great sorrow. As rain and cold temperatures took over the city, mourners didn’t seem to mind as they stood in support, and even the Eiffel Tower will participate by turning its lights off.

Not only has the general public taken to the streets to support the victims of the Charlie Hebdo shooting, fellow cartoonists have been doing what they do best. Multiple cartoonists have drawn tributes to their fallen comrades, and they are also showing up at the vigils with pencils and signs.

Paris Deputy Mayor Patrick Klugman told ABC News that two of the assailants went inside the offices of Charlie Hebdo and asked for their victims by name, then shot them execution-style. A third man was waiting outside the building in the getaway car.

On Thursday night, the Eiffel Tower — an iconic monument in the center of Paris — will go dark in tribute to the 12 victims of the Charlie Hebdo shooting.

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