TRU shows solidarity for Paris following attacks

TRU's Old Main has been lit up in blue, white and red in solidarity with the victims of the recent terror attack in Paris. (Sean Brady/The Omega)

TRU’s Old Main has been lit up in blue, white and red in solidarity with the victims of the recent terror attack in Paris. (Sean Brady/The Omega)

Following the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, where a series of bombings and shootings left more than 120 people dead in the country’s capital, TRU has issued a statement in solidarity with the French people.

“Although Paris is thousands of kilometres away, today, Paris is our neighbour,” the statement reads.

University flags will fly at half mast until Tuesday, Nov. 17, and the French tricolour flag will be the only international flag flown. Additionally, Old Main’s exterior lighting will shift from blue to red to white.

“TRU has reached out to its students here from France and those studying in France, and also to any faculty and staff there. We have had no reports to indicate that any TRU students or staff have been endangered. Any TRU student, faculty or staff in France is asked to email an update to president@tru.ca if they have not already done so,” the statement reads.

The statement also included resources for those concerned about family and friends, which are included below:

– Canadian Embassy at 1-613-996-885 or sos@international.gc.ca

– Government travel advice and advisories are available at http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/france.