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.
We are saddened by this senseless attack as we learn of the tragedy in Nice. France, we stand with you, on #BastilleDay and on all days.— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) July 15, 2016
#BPD - through the Boston Regional Intelligence Center - is steadily monitoring the unfolding situation in Nice, France.— Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) July 15, 2016
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Our thoughts are with the people of Nice, France during this tragic event. pic.twitter.com/L4b8YUsmf8— Plaistow Police (@PlaistowPolice) July 14, 2016
A horrifying tragedy in Nice. Our hearts are with the victims, their loved ones, and the people of France.— Governor Dan Malloy (@GovMalloyOffice) July 14, 2016
"Heartbreaking reports from the horrific attack in Nice. Our prayers are with the people of France during this dark time." - MH— Gov. Maggie Hassan (@GovernorHassan) July 14, 2016
Sadness and anger about another attack on the Citizens of France. God Bless all of the families hurt or killed.— Scott P. Brown (@SenScottBrown) July 14, 2016
Red, white & blue: those are our brothers & sisters, & this was their 4th of July. Liberty will prevail. It must. pic.twitter.com/kKrGqaX6RQ— Burlington Police (@OneNorthAvenue) July 14, 2016
Sending prayers for the people of Nice, France as we hear these horrific reports— Kelly Ayotte (@KellyAyotte) July 14, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and friends of France ????.— BU Police Department (@BUPolice) July 15, 2016
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.