France: “I’m afraid for our children” – Nice residents react to church attack
Nice residents expressed there fear and outrage in front of the Notre-Dame basilica in Nice, on Thursday, where three people were killed and several injured in a knife attack earlier today.
Residents lit candles and prayed in front of the church in honour of the victims of the attack.
Resident of Nice Frank said, “I am afraid, however, for my son, for our children. I do not know in what world they will live. And we must react because now it is up to us, our generation, to prepare the world for them. I am afraid for them, I am not afraid for me.”
“We are in a country that has known atrocious things: professors are beheaded, priests have their throats slit, people are beheaded in a church. That’s not France, and even if we take all the security measures, he came in with a knife, he did his deadly deed. Zero risk does not exist,” said the parish priest of Notre-Dame of Nice Franklin Parmentier.
The French police have released a statement confirming the death of three people in the attack in the Nice church, while French President Emmanuel Macron, who arrived in the city around noon, condemned the incident as an “Islamic terrorist attack.”