Hundreds of Australians and French nationals took to the streets in Australia to show their support for France after it was rocked by multiple blasts carried out by Islamic terrorists. In Central Sydney, strangers greeted each other, and even shared umbrellas as they gathered in Martin Place which has become symbolic after the Lindt Cafe siege from Dec. 15-16, 2014.

Apart from Martin Place, people also gathered in Town Hall and the iconic Sydney Opera House. Both were lit up with the French flag to which the crowd cheered heavily. They condemned the attacks and mourned for the victims.

More than 500 people gathered at the St Andrew’s Cathedral for a special prayer service.

“The past 30 hours have been for all of us, absolutely terrible, so this has been a great opportunity first for us to be all together in a quiet place, to think about what has happened, to try to understand why it's happened, but also to feel we are not alone ,” French Ambassador Christophe Lecourtier said in a report from ABC.

In Melbourne and Darwin, French expats and Australians gathered to pray for those affected by the terrorist attacks. The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Sydney Harbour Bridge, Canberra’s Parliament House, National Carillon, King’s Avenue and Telstra Tower were bathed in French flag colours on Sunday night. People gathered outside the French Embassy with special messages and flowers to pay their respects.

"We are extremely sorry for what has happened in Paris. We would like to offer our deepest sympathy and support," read a message, according to another ABC report.

At a tranquil and peaceful spot near Darwin's Esplanade, the small community of French expats and travellers gathered on Sunday afternoon to observe silence and commemorate the attack victims. The Adelaide Oval, Brisbane’s Story Bridge and Perth’s Council House also saw crowds gather as they were lit up in French tricolour.

According to Yahoo, Prince Charles was in Perth and he likewise condemned the Paris attacks as “appalling atrocities.” The Prince of Wales marked his 67th birthday with a BBQ in Cottesloe on Saturday. Guests observed a minute of silence to remember those who lost their lives in the attack. Hundreds also gathered at Perth’s Forrest Place following the tragic events. They lit candles and sung the French National Anthem.

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