France remembers victims of Nice attack

A minutes silence was held today to remember the victims of last week’s Bastille Day attack in Nice.

Thousands of people returned to the scene to pay their respects including families of some of the dead and injured who gathered in the city alongside French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Nice mayor Philippe Pradal.

After the silence at the Monument du Centenaire, the crowd broke into applause followed by the French national anthem as people defiantly raised their fists in the air. The families and officials then laid flowers in a nearby garden.

84 people were killed when Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a hired lorry through crowds gathered to celebrate the national holiday on the Promenade des Anglais on Thursday.

The French-Tunisian father of three was killed by police after his rampage.

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Rachel Lynch
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