Iconic sites in Vilnius illuminated in show of solidarity with Italian people
The Hill of Three Crosses monument, the Presidential Palace and the Cathedral in Vilnius were all be lit up in green, white and red this evening. In this way, Lithuania’s capital will express its solidarity with Italy, which is mourning the loss of thousands of coronavirus victims.
“In this critical situation when we are battling an invisible enemy behind closed borders, we want to show that unity has no borders and we are sending a message of support to the Italian people,” says Remigijus Šimašius, Mayor of Vilnius.
Italy remains the country worst affected by the pandemic, with COVID-19 casualties rising above 10,000 over the weekend.
Other major cities around the world are also lighting up their most iconic buildings with the colours of the Italian flag. Italy’s tricolour has been projected onto the world’s tallest skyscraper – Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, city halls in San Francisco and Tel Aviv, Jerusalem’s Old Wall, and many more.
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