In just two days, brutal attacks on innocent civilians have left the cities of Beirut and Paris in mourning.
Friday night, teams of attackers killed innocent Parisians at various sites around the city including a sports stadium, a restaurant and in the streets, as well as killing and taking hostage concertgoers at the Bataclan concert hall, where at least 80 were left dead. In total, at least 129 were killed and 352 wounded, according to the BBC.
Just a day before in Beirut Thursday evening, a pair of suicide bombings targeted civilians during rush hour in an attack that left at least 41 dead and at least 239 wounded, CNN reports. Lebanon held a day of mourning after the attacks.
A vigil, "Chicago Stands with Paris," will be held at 5pm tonight at the Consulate General of France, located 205 N Michigan Ave.
Several organizations have planned vigils at the site. Find details at these Facebook pages:
Alliance Française also will hold an event called "Thoughts for Paris" at 2pm on Sunday, located at the Consulate General of France. For more updates, follow Alliance Française on Twitter.
We at Time Out Chicago would like to extend our sympathies and grief for those affected by the past two violent days and also hope for peace in both cities and around the world.
Our hearts go out to our colleagues at Time Out Paris and all our friends in the city after yesterday's horrific events.
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