'Nice remembers': Tributes flood Twitter to mark anniversary of terror attack

16 Juillet, 2017, 12:08 | Auteur: Valentin Naude
  • 039;Nice remembers'- Tributes flood Twitter to mark the anniversary of terror attack

Waitresses of a bar on the Promenade des Anglais hang a poster on the eve of the commemorations of the July 14 fatal truck attack in Nice, France July 13, 2017.

Eighty-six people were killed, including 10 children, and more than 450 injured after a terrorist drove a truck into French crowds celebrating Bastille Day and watching a fireworks display from the Promenade des Anglais last July 14 in the southern city of Nice. The sequence, accompanied by a choir, with at least one member holding back tears, ended with a minute of silence for the 2016 Bastille Day revelers killed when a truck barreled down a famed beachfront walkway.

The prosecutor's office said a hearing was set for later in the day to get Thursday's publication withdrawn from newsstands. "We mourn the 86 lives that were stolen and we pray for their loved ones", he said.

The attack, claimed by so-called Islamic State, was part of a wave of jihadist-inspired murders in France. Macron acknowledged the anger felt by the people and vowed to fight terror. He said: "I am your guarantor".

During a three-hour ceremony on Friday evening, President Emmanuel Macron of France spoke, as did the city's mayor, Christian Estrosi.

The two men hugged at the end of the speech.

Donald Trump has come under fire for telling France's first lady that she was in 'such good physical shape'.

It was all BS, meant to deflect from the Islamic motivation and ties to terror networks.

Eight U.S. planes joined the parade, along with a detachment of 145 troops on the ground.

A number of events will take place in the French city today to mark the anniversary.

A week on, French anti-terror police asked local officials to delete video images of the incident to avoid their publication - but officials refused, saying it would be destroying evidence.