Red, white and blue lights emanated from One World Trade Center following Tuesday’s deadly terror attack in New York City.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office issued a statement ordering the lighting of the structure, also known as the Freedom Tower.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 1, 2017
The building was lit to honor the victims of the terrorist attack earlier in the afternoon in downtown Manhattan that left eight people dead and several others injured after the suspect, 29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, drove a truck into a group of pedestrians on a bike path.
NY Gov. Cuomo directed One World Trade Center to be lit in red, white & blue in honor of freedom & democracy, following attack. NE-020TU. pic.twitter.com/aIddZXFEUZ
— CNN Newsource (@CNNNewsource) November 1, 2017
“Governor Cuomo also directed that the One World Trade Center to be lit in red, white, and blue in honor of freedom and democracy,” the statement from the Democratic governor’s office read.
— Dan Linden (@DanLinden) October 31, 2017
The tower, sitting on the rebuilt World Trade Center complex, has been lit before in recognition of other national tragedies.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) November 1, 2017
But many Twitter users felt the effort served only a symbolic purpose while the root of tragedies like Tuesday’s seem not to be confronted head on.
I’m tired of these hollow gestures. https://t.co/0bsdWFPATJ
— GayPatriot™ (@GayPatriot) November 1, 2017
— Makada ?? (@_Makada_) November 1, 2017
With New York’s liberal leadership and sanctuary city status, many are just plain tired of hashtags and superficial patriotic gestures.
Liberal policies create dead people.
— DWW25921 (@dww25921) November 1, 2017
Nice that NYC is standing strong, but there are at least eight who will never stand for anything ever again #NotOneMore
— Angela Robins (@robinsreign1) November 1, 2017
Lets do more than light lights and say prayers. We need ACTION! End the Diversity Immigrant Visa program! Re-vet existing people here!
— Wayne Pruski (@waynepruski) November 1, 2017
Social media users responded to another terror attack and the lighting of the Freedom Tower with just one question: What are we going to DO about it?
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NYC 2001: If you see something, say something.
NYC today: If you see something, we will say you’re racist and Islamaphobic.#NYCStrong
— Not Elizabeth (@NotElizabethNJ) November 1, 2017
Howzabout we take stab at PREVENTING this crap instead of making symbolic gestures after the people entrusted with our safety fail again.
— CateC (@justplncate) November 1, 2017
Nice sentiment -If you don’t want to keep it lit like that all the time you better start paying attention to the radical muslims in the city
— Michael Merkt (@MichaelMerkt) November 1, 2017
— CitizenObservers (@CitizenNewsfeed) November 1, 2017
That will teach the terrorists.
— Vanessa ? (@VaniFoxTweets) November 1, 2017
Also, sick of hearing leaders say “Killers won’t break our spirit. Carry on!” That’s a “brave” way of saying they won’t address cause.
— Matt Hayden (@matthewhayden) November 1, 2017
“It’s another Islamic terror attack, many people were killed. What should we do, boss? Call up the lighting pros, ASAP!”
— Jason Willoughby (@jpwilloughby) November 1, 2017
DiBlasio said the attack was meant “to break our spirit”. Um, no, Bill. Nope.The attack was meant to murder Americans.TO MURDER AMERICANS. ?
— Tina (@Gr8Acct) November 1, 2017
Hollow gestures are easier than facing the brutal reality: killing so many of the enemy that they agree to leave us the hell alone.
— Right Yankee (@CTAppeals) November 1, 2017
Instead of lighting up a bldg, how about we start deporting all who think Sharia and aligning w/ ISIS is a good idea
— Meredith Marshall (@MeredithMarsha1) November 1, 2017
Attacks like this are directly the result of loose immigration policies and this nonsensical sanctuary city status.
— QUEVIN CHASE (@quevinchase) November 1, 2017
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