The Socialist International vigorously condemns the despicable terrorist attack carried out last night during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice that took the lives of at least 84 men, women and children, and left scores seriously injured.
This horrific attack continues the path of successive acts of terrorism against innocent people in France and in other countries across the world, as extremists seek to generate a climate of fear and undermine democracy and the rights and freedoms people everywhere have fought to achieve. Our political family stands today as one in denouncing these crimes. Our resolve to act together against terror is strengthened as we reiterate the Socialist International call for a comprehensive international response to eliminate this scourge, in defence of open, democratic societies.
The Socialist International extends its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims. In this dark hour we stand firmly alongside the people of France, who have our full solidarity.