No Changes to Boston Bastille Day Celebration After Attack in Nice | NECN

No Changes to Boston Bastille Day Celebration After Attack in Nice

This attack comes as the French Cultural Center gets ready to celebrate Bastille Day in Boston

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    New Englanders are mourning following a deadly attack in which a truck driver plowed into a crowd in Nice, France, killing at least 84 celebrating Bastille Day at a fireworks display. (Published Friday, July 15, 2016)

    New Englanders are mourning following a deadly attack in which a truck driver plowed into a crowd in Nice, France, killing at least 84 celebrating Bastille Day at a fireworks display. 

    This attack comes as the French Cultural Center gets ready to celebrate Bastille Day in Boston. 

    The 41st annual celebration is Friday night in the Back Bay. There is no word on any changes to the event in light of the attack. 

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    Officials with the French Cultural Center released a statement on Facebook saying they "are very saddened" and their "thoughts are with the families and friends who are grieving and the victims who are recovering from this terrible attack." 

    They have been working with state and local authorities to create a safe party. Boston Police say they are monitoring the situation in Nice. 

    Sylvain Bruni, a French citizen, was celebrating Bastille Day in Massachusetts when he learned about the truck attack in Nice. 

    He said "It is really sad that so regularly now we have to face those kind of attacks and the death and the criticality of people just running for their lives when they should be enjoying their freedom and the celebration that was happening in Nice." 

    New England officials took to social media to offer condolences. 

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