The Tricolour is flying at half mast above a Mansion House bathed in the colours of the French flag tonight (Wednesday).
It is very visible mark of respect for the people of Paris after the terrorist attacks last Friday which claimed 129 lives.
The Mansion House, the Lord Mayor’s official residence, will fly the flag of France at half mast for three days. It will also be bathed in red, white and blue light, including during the official switch on of the Christmas lights on Thursday.
The city’s leaders offered their thoughts. Council leader Cllr Chris Steward said:
So close to home this brings into focus the horrors of terrorism throughout the world and those that tragically suffer.
Deputy leader Keith Aspden said York had joined other councils in the region in writing to the Mayor of Paris to express condolences. He said:
Lord Mayor of York Cllr Sonja Crisp offered the deepest condolences of all the civic party. She said:
At the same time, it has been heart-warming to see the signs of solidarity from across York and beyond.