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Festivities of August 15: Nice gives up its fireworks

Ⓒ AFP/Archives – Valery HACHE – | A rose on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice in tribute to the victims of the evening bombing of July 14, 2016

This year, the city of Nice renounces the fireworks of 15 August which it organizes traditionally on this date on the Promenade des Anglais, it says in a statement, advancing for motivation “the still sharp pain around the victims of The attack on 14 July 2016 “.

The city however specifies that its mayor Christian Estrosi “has organized a festive, popular and innovative event”, which will be declared on the evening of August 15 on the promenade of the Paillon adjoining that of the English. Various concerts and entertainment, including petanque and street art, are scheduled in this space more secure than the seaside.

Other fireworks are organized at the same time on the Côte d’Azur, in particular in Cannes on the evening of 15 August as part of its festival of pyrotechnic art.

On July 14, 2016, at the end of the fireworks firing in Baie des Anges, a truck driven by Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel had sunk into the crowd, killing 86 people and wounding more than 400 others, an assassination claimed By the Islamic State group.

Until the Ironman organized on July 23 last, the city of Nice had renounced any festive or sporting event on the Promenade des Anglais.

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