Around the world, crowds of thousands gathered Friday night to show their support for France and the more than 120 people who died in the attacks. From Hong Kong to New York City and from Tel Aviv to Sydney, French expatriates and non-French citizens alike lit candles in remembrance and solidarity.

As news came in Friday evening of the attacks, dozens gathered in New York City’s Union Square for a vigil, singing the French national anthem “La Marseillaise,” Gothamist reported. French exchange students made up the majority of the crowd. They lit candles and wrote notes in chalk on the ground.

"I'm feeling strange, because it's my country," Marc Ducros, a native to Lyon, France, told Gothamist. "Even if I'm not in France, I feel concerned, because it's friends. I love my country."

Another candlelight vigil is planned for New York Saturday night at the French Consulate, NBC News reported. 

RTS72SN Flowers and candles are placed for the victims of the Paris attacks in front of the French embassy in Vienna, Austria, Nov. 14, 2015. Photo: Reuters

RTS72HX People light candles for the victims of the Paris attacks, in central Tirana, Albania, Nov. 14, 2015 Photo: Reuters

The band U2, which canceled its planned Saturday concert in Paris because of the attacks, showed up at a candlelight memorial near the Bataclan concert venue, the site of the largest attack Friday night.

 

In Hong Kong, a candlelight vigil was held Saturday amid shock expressed by thousands of French citizens in the city, the South China Morning Post reported. A Facebook group for the event said that about 750 people went to the event.

The Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, claimed responsibility for the attacks, which left at least 129 dead and 352 wounded.

In Moscow, people left candles and flowers outside the French embassy, according to the Huffington Post. In Bangkok, French citizens also held a candlelight vigil.

RTS72HA Two women comfort each other as they pray in front of candles and flowers placed in tribute of victims following a series of deadly attacks in Paris, outside the French embassy in Madrid, Spain, Nov. 14, 2015. Photo: Reuters

RTS72EN Israelis light candles during a ceremony honoring victims of the attacks in Paris, as the Tel Aviv municipality is lit up in the blue, white and red colors of the French flag, Nov. 14, 2015. Photo: Reuters

RTS72C2 People light candles as they pay tribute to the victims of Friday's attacks in Paris, in Marseille, France, Nov. 14, 2015. Photo: Reuters

RTS71C0 People lay down flowers and light candles to tribute victims of Friday's attacks in Paris as the Brandenburg gate is illuminated in blue, white and red in the colors of the French flag, in Berlin, Germany, Nov. 14, 2015. Photo: Reuters

RTS7074 French people living in Thailand hold up candles as they pay tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks at The Alliance Francaise in Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 14, 2015. Photo: Reuters