Flags at US Capitol fly at half-staff in honor of Paris victims

15th November 2015, Comments 0 comments

Flags at the US Congress fluttered at half-staff Sunday in honor of the victims of the Paris terror attacks.

The new speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, gave the order out of what he called "respect and solidarity."

The gesture of mourning will continue until further notice.

The Stars and Stripes normally fly at half-staff after events that have left American casualties or in memory of deceased lawmakers.

In July, for instance, the flags were lowered half way after a gunman killed five soldiers at a military facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

© 2015 AFP

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