Bastille Day Attack Mourned by Shawn Mendes, Cyndi Lauper & More Stars

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Police officers, firefighters and rescue workers are seen at the site of an attack on July 15, 2016, after a truck drove into a crowd watching a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice.


A truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who had gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, France, on Thursday (July 14) in what officials and eyewitnesses described as a deliberate attack. Seventy-five people are dead and reports count up to 100 who have been injured.

The Paris prosecutor's office opened an investigation for "murder, attempted murder in an organized group linked to a terrorist enterprise." 

Christian Estrosi, the president of the region that includes Nice, told French network BFM TV that "the driver fired on the crowd, according to the police who killed him." Estrosi said the truck was driven by someone who appeared to have "completely premeditated behavior." He added that "the truck was loaded with arms, loaded with grenades."

Following the attack on what was supposed to be a celebratory Bastille Day, several celebrities mourned with France as #PrayForNice quickly topped Twitter's trending hashtags. 

This article was originally published on The Hollywood Reporter.  


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