On Thursday, July 14, a terrorist attack took place in Nice, France during a Bastille Day firework celebration, leaving 84 dead and 202 injured. A truck, with several occupants, appeared to have accelerated as it crashed into a crowd.
According to the New York Times, the government identified the attacker as a 31-year-old native of Tunisia. It also extended a national state of emergency as it took in the shock of having a third major terrorist attack in 19 months.
“We will not give in to the terrorist threat,” Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Friday morning. “The times have changed, and France is going to have to live with terrorism.”
At this moment no organized group has been named responsible for the attack, but the investigation still continues.
Since the news of the devastating incident, celebrities such as Kristen Schaal have expressed their condolences on social media. “My heart goes out to Nice tonight,” she tweeted.
My heart goes out to Nice tonight
— Kristen Schaal (@kristenschaaled) July 15, 2016
Portlandia actress Carrie Brownstein wrote, “Nice. We are with you.”
Nice. We are with you. #PrayForNice
— Carrie Brownstein (@Carrie_Rachel) July 15, 2016
Will Poulter sent out a “pray for Nice” tweet, accompanied by a news article of the tragedy.
— Will Poulter (@PoulterWill) July 14, 2016
Below are more stars reactions:
To our brothers and sisters in Nice, we stand with you, we pray for you, we mourn for you. #PrayForNice
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) July 14, 2016
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) July 14, 2016
What's happening in this world ? #PrayForNice
— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) July 14, 2016
Sending love to friends in France #Nice
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 14, 2016
Heartsick over Nice. Horrified.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 14, 2016
Emerge from editing room to find world is as upside down as ever. My heart goes out to everyone in Nice.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) July 15, 2016
Let's Restart. https://t.co/C0nHdTQc51
— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) July 15, 2016
I don't have any words ???? I'm so tired of this. #prayfornice
— Chrissie Fit (@chrissiefit) July 15, 2016