Brandenburg Gate lit up with Union Jack as Germany stands in solidarity with the UK 3 years ago

Brandenburg Gate lit up with Union Jack as Germany stands in solidarity with the UK

Berlin's Brandenburg Gate has been lit up with the Union Jack as a mark of respect to those affected by Thursday's terrorist attack in London.

Four people died during the attack on Westminster, including a policeman and the man responsible for the attack, today identified as Khalid Masood. 40 others were injured, some seriously.

The Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of both the division and the reunification of Germany, is one of the city's most famous landmarks and is a popular attraction for visitors to the German capital.


The German Embassy in London shared a picture of the Gate on Twitter, tweeting: 'Tonight the Brandenburg Gate is illuminated in the colours of the Union Jack to commemorate the victims of the attack in Westminster.'

The attack on London comes only three months after Berlin suffered an act of terrorism of its own. On December 19, a lorry was driven into Christmas markets at Breitscheidplatz. 12 people died with a further 56 injured.