Hollywood Mourns With France After Bastille Day Attack
A truck drove onto the sidewalk and plowed through over a mile of revelers who had gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, France, on the national holiday Thursday in what officials and eyewitnesses described as a deliberate attack.
At least 84 people are dead and reports count at least 100 others who have been injured in the attack.
The Paris prosecutor's office opened an investigation for "murder, attempted murder in an organized group linked to a terrorist enterprise."
Christian Estrosi, the president of the region that includes Nice, told French network BFM TV that "the driver fired on the crowd, according to the police who killed him." Estrosi said the truck was driven by someone who appeared to have "completely premeditated behavior." He added that "the truck was loaded with arms, loaded with grenades."
Following the attack on what was supposed to be a celebratory Bastille Day, several in Hollywood mourned with France as #PrayForNice quickly topped Twitter's trending hashtags.
Enough #PrayForNice— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) July 14, 2016
The victims were celebrating "liberty, equality and fraternity"--France's motto + virtues that will thrive long after today #PrayForNice— Justin Long (@justinlong) July 15, 2016
To our brothers and sisters in Nice, we stand with you, we pray for you, we mourn for you. #PrayForNice— Josh Gad (@joshgad) July 14, 2016
It never ends, heartbroken... #PrayForNice— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) July 14, 2016
Sending love to friends in France #Nice— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 14, 2016
Heartbroken to hear the news about Nice, France... Hatred has to stop. Promoting any kind of hatred, anywhere, has to stop.— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) July 14, 2016
Nice Sending love to you and all of France this Bastille Day #prayfornice— Charlie Carver (@Charlie_Carver) July 14, 2016
Once again, my heart aches for those in France. #PrayForNice— Adrienne Maloof (@AdrienneMaloof) July 14, 2016
So much love and sympathy to everyone in #Nice.— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) July 14, 2016
Nice FR is one of my favorite places. Hate this. #nice— kevin jonas (@kevinjonas) July 14, 2016
Devastated to hear of catastrophic attack in Nice.— Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) July 14, 2016
Maybe 80 dead.#BastilleDay.
Lived there for years.Dear God what is happening?
Just heard the terrible news from Nice. I am shocked. My thoughts and prayers to all affected.— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) July 14, 2016
My heart goes out to France. #PrayForNice— Josh Duhamel (@joshduhamel) July 14, 2016
What's happening in this world ? #PrayForNice— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) July 14, 2016
So saddened right now. #PrayForNice my family was suppose to be there today. Thank God they're safe. Nice I am praying for you— Christina Milian (@ChristinaMilian) July 14, 2016
Family and friends of those killed in #Nice I'm praying for you.— Danielle Brooks (@thedanieb) July 14, 2016
So sad for the people of Nice, France.— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) July 14, 2016
My heart is with you France. Prayers to the many families who lost children & loved ones. Disgusting act of violence. #PrayForNice— Lake Bell (@lakebell) July 15, 2016
Absolutely devastating. I will never understand these senseless acts of terror. My heart is with France. #PrayForNice
Praying for all those affected by the tragedy in France. #PrayForNice— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) July 15, 2016
#PrayForNice with all my love— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) July 15, 2016