Nice turns page with first Bastille Day fireworks since 2016 attack

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Published on July 14, 2019 - Duration: 00:54s

Nice turns page with first Bastille Day fireworks since 2016 attack

The city of Nice turned a new page on Saturday night (July 13) by holding its first fireworks ceremony since the 2016 deadly attack which killed 86 people watching a fireworks display on the beach.


Nice turns page with first Bastille Day fireworks since 2016 attack

Many took to the beach to watch the fireworks on the eve of the third anniversary of the attack, with the prevailing spirit seeming to be one of defiance and commemoration.

The attack carried out by 31-year-old Tunisian-born Frenchman Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel and claimed by Islamic State, left 86 people dead and many wounded, while two others died later due to injuries.

Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, one of the key events of the French Revolution.

The day has become a national holiday in France.

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