Remembrance March for Victims of Nice, France Terror Attack Called Off Due to Islamist Threats
On July 14, 2016, Islamist Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a Tunisian resident of France, plowed through a crowd in Nice, France on Bastille Day killing 84 men, women and children and injuring anther 308 innocents.
This weekend a remembrance march for the victims of the Nice, France attack was called off due to Islamist threats.
A remembrance march for victims of the Islamic State truck attack in Nice, France has been banned because of continuing safety concerns and stretched security services.
Two weeks ago, on the 14th of July, hundreds of people were mown down by a man crying “Allahu Akbar” as they celebrated France’s national day on the coastal Promenade des Anglais.
More than 10,000 people indicated on Facebook that they would attend the “white march” to remember the 84 who died and the dozens still in hospital.
“Given the very strong mobilisation of law enforcement and emergency and threat, the Alpes-Maritimes authorities have decided not to allow the white march that was to be held Sunday”, authorities announced today in a statement, Le Figaro reports.
The organisers, “who had duly filed a declaration”, were “informed yesterday (Wednesday)” of the decision, which was “made in consultation with the Mayor of Nice” the statement explained.
“March together to honour the victims of the attack on July 14, which killed at least 84 innocent people”, organisers announced on Facebook.
“A thought for their families but also the wounded still hospitalised in the process of fighting,” they added.