Celebrities‚ politicians and thousands of social media users have shown their support for France after more than 80 people were killed while celebrating Bastille Day in Nice.
President Francois Hollande declared the incident a “terrorist” attack after a gunman drove a heavy truck at high speed into a crowd watching a fireworks display.
The attack provoked an emotional outcry on social media with thousands of Twitter users offering condolences and prayers for the country and those affected by the attack.
My prayers and condolences to the victims and families of the terrible tragedy in Nice, France. We are with you in every way!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2016
My thoughts go out to the people of France as they mourn killing of 80 of their countrymen. We must unite against terror #NiceAttack
— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) July 15, 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