Presidential candidates, current politicians and celebrities expressed outrage and empathy on social media after a truck plowed into a crowd in Nice, France, killing at least 80 people celebrating Bastille Day.
The outpouring of support on social media sparked the hashtag #PrayForNice as many offered condolences for the weary nation as it faces its latest deadly attack.
Canadians are shocked by tonight's attack in Nice. Our sympathy is with the victims, and our solidarity with the French people.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) July 14, 2016
My prayers and condolences to the victims and families of the terrible tragedy in Nice, France. We are with you in every way!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2016
It appears terrorism has again struck the heart of Europe. Civilized & freedom loving nations cannot allow this to become the new normal.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 15, 2016
Horrible news out of Nice. We stand with the people of France, our oldest ally.— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) July 15, 2016
Awful attacks in Nice. These attacks are coming too frequently & too many people are lost. We need strong American leadership to save lives.— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) July 15, 2016
Shocked and saddened by the appalling events in Nice, and the terrible loss of life.— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) July 15, 2016
I hope the injured recover soon. India shares the pain & stands firmly with our French sisters & brothers in this hour of immense sadness.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 15, 2016
Daniella Silva is a reporter for NBC News, focusing on education and how laws, policies and practices affect students and teachers. She also writes about immigration.