Newcastle's Muslim community has said it condemns the terrorist attacks in Paris, which have killed at least 127 people.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.
Newcastle City Councillor, Dipu Ahad, says Muslims "have to come together as a community and condemn this."
The red balloons set off from Newcastle at the Beacon on Westgate Road with messages of love and peace attached.
Olivier Bernard's family were at the Stade de France during attacks in Paris
Former Newcastle United player Olivier Bernard has spoken of his terror after his family were caught in the attacks in Paris on Friday.