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Church mass in Nice held for victims of truck attack

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 01:28

French politicians join Nice residents for a mass in remembrance of a truck attack that killed 84 people in Nice. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Nice residents showed an outpouring of sympathy on Friday (July 15) after a truck attack on a Bastille Day crowd in the French Riviera city of Nice killed 84 people. It was the third mass killing in Europe by suspected Islamist militants in eight months after multiple attack in Paris and Brussels linked to Islamic State. A mass was held for the attack victims, attended by former president and leader of the Republicans party, Nicolas Sarkozy, who called for action as he arrived for the service. Nice mayor Christian Estrosi, another member of the Republicans party and prominent member of the National Front Marion Marechal Le Pen also attended the commemoration. Marion's aunt, National Front leader Marine Le Pen, expected to do well in next year's presidential election, faulted the country's response to past attacks. The Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Nice, Monsignor Andre Marceau, said the message of the mass was one of solidarity. It was the third time that France has been hit in 18 months, following the attacks on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket in January 2015 and a wave of gun and bomb assaults in November on a concert hall, restaurants and bars and the national soccer stadium.

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Church mass in Nice held for victims of truck attack

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 01:28