Douglas Murray

How many more times will the Eiffel Tower have to go dark?

How many more times will the Eiffel Tower have to go dark?
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I sometimes wonder whether news like this from last week...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boon6MkE7UI

and news like this from this week...

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The scene at Las Ramblas following the attack in Barcelona[/caption]

... will ever get joined up.

Perhaps it will. Perhaps it won’t.

Meantime I see that the lights were turned off on the Eiffel Tower again last night, this time to pay tribute to the dead in Barcelona. It’s the 11th time the Eiffel Tower has shut its lights down this year.

Written byDouglas Murray

Douglas Murray is Associate Editor of The Spectator. His most recent book The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity is out now.

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