Nice truck attack trial: Helping victims make their voices heard
13 December 2022 | 1:04 pm
On July 14, 2016, families in the French Riviera city of Nice had gathered to watch the Bastille Day fireworks on the seafront when a Tunisian-born jihadist drove a lorry into the crowd, killing 86 people and injuring more than 450. After more than three months of hearings, the trial of those accused of involvement in the attack wrapped up this Monday in Paris.
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France's Bastille Day is usually synonymous with joyful street parties and colourful fireworks. But six years ago in the Mediterranean city of Nice, the festivities ended in tragedy. Some 86 people were killed and more than 400 injured when an Islamic State group sympathiser rammed a truck into crowds on the promenade. On the opening day of the trial of eight people accused of having a role in that bloodshed, FRANCE 24 spoke to counter-terrorism expert Raffaello Pantucci for Perspective.
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