- Title: Barcelona van attack strikes painful chord in Nice
- Date: 18th August 2017
- Summary: NICE, FRANCE (AUGUST 18, 2017) (REUTERS) TOURISTS SEATED ON PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS WREATH IN TRIBUTE TO BARCELONA VICTIMS NICE MAYOR, CHRISTIAN ESTROSI, LAYING WREATH IN TRIBUTE TO BARCELONA VICTIMS VARIOUS OF ESTROSI (SECOND FROM LEFT) PAYING TRIBUTE (SOUNDBITE) (French) NICE MAYOR, CHRISTIAN ESTROSI, SAYING: "Firstly, since yesterday afternoon, I am struck with emotion. This scene of war we went through ourselves on July 14th 2016, this night of horror, thinking of these dads, mums, children, grandparents, of all those who, in a city of freedom, of festivity, which is so close to us, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, just experienced the same fate." MONUMENT READING (French) "TRIBUTE OF THE CITY OF NICE TO THE MARTYRS OF BARBARY AND TERRORISM"
- Embargoed: 1st September 2017 13:30
- Keywords: Barcelona van attack Nice truck attack July 14 Bastille Day Christian Estrosi Nice residents reacting
- Location: NICE, FRANCE
- City: NICE, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,International/National Security
- Reuters ID: LVA0056UOPOHZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES
Residents and tourists in Nice were in shock on Friday (August 18) after van attacks killed 14 in Barcelona, Spain.
On Thursday (August 17), a van mowed through crowds of people in Las Ramblas on Barcelona's most famous avenue and a similar attack in Cambrils left a total of 14 people dead.
The attack brought back painful memories to Nice's residents and tourists, serving as a reminder of similar events which occurred in the French Riviera city the previous year.
On July 14 2016, a truck attack on the world-famous 'Promenade des Anglais' killed 86 people on Bastille Day, France's national holiday.
Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi honoured the Spanish attack victims in a ceremony, and called for increased money and powers to improve security in cities.
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