Friday June 5, 2020

Jason Walsh: Nice horror yet another body blow for France

Euro 2016 passed off without incident, but the bloody events of Thursday night shattered the calm again

17th July, 2016
Emergency services at the Promenade des Anglais in Nice after the attack on Thursday night Picture: Getty

Last week, France had breathed a sigh of relief: despite the ongoing state of emergency, the European Championship and the French Open both passed off without incident, amid security concerns following last year’s devastating terrorist attacks on Paris.

On Bastille Day, France’s iconic national holiday, the country was looking forward to finally starting its famously long summer vacations.

Instead, at least 84 people lay dead, including ten children and teenagers, with...

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