HUFFINGTON POST

Hope Returns To Nice After Bastille Day Terror Attack

The city's Promenade des Anglais reopened Monday after a moment of silence.

It’s been four days since terror hit the city of Nice, France, during Bastille Day celebrations when a man driving a truck plowed through crowds on the Promenade des Anglais, killing 84 and wounding more than 200.

The promenade looked radically different Monday after its reopening, when a massive crowd gathered for a minute of silence in honor of the victims. 

Florists across the city got together to cover more than one mile of the promenade with flowers.

Some people threw trash on the spot where the driver, Mohamed Lahouajej Bouhlel, was reportedly shot dead. Others chalked words like “assassin” and “coward” next to the garbage.

France’s third terror attack in 18 months has exacerbated tensions in the country. One attendee on Monday filmed a man screaming racially disturbing slurs at a group of women on the promenade.

“Go back to where you came from,” one man yelled at a group of women. “Get the hell out.”

“I was born in France!” one woman responded.

Scroll down to see photos from the reopening of the Promenade des Anglais:

  • The Promenade des Anglais after a minute of silence on the third day of national mourning to pay tribute to victims of t
    Eric Gaillard / Reuters
    The Promenade des Anglais after a minute of silence on the third day of national mourning to pay tribute to victims of the truck attack that killed 84 and injured dozens on on Bastille Day. Nice, France, July 18, 2016.
  • A large crowd gathers near a makeshift memorial.
    Eric Gaillard / Reuters
    A large crowd gathers near a makeshift memorial.
  • A woman holds a rose ahead of the minute of silence.
    Jean-Pierre Amet / Reuters
    A woman holds a rose ahead of the minute of silence.
  • People gather near flowers placed at a makeshift memorial near the Promenade des Anglais.
    VALERY HACHE via Getty Images
    People gather near flowers placed at a makeshift memorial near the Promenade des Anglais.
  • People gather near a heart-shaped makeshift memorial placed on the road in tribute to victims before the minute of silence.
    Eric Gaillard / Reuters
    People gather near a heart-shaped makeshift memorial placed on the road in tribute to victims before the minute of silence.
  • A woman and child stand near a makeshift memorial placed on the road.
    Eric Gaillard / Reuters
    A woman and child stand near a makeshift memorial placed on the road.
  • Stones with messages written on them were placed at the memorial.
    Patrick Aventurier via Getty Images
    Stones with messages written on them were placed at the memorial.
  • People throw garbage at the site where Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was killed by the police.
    VALERY HACHE via Getty Images
    People throw garbage at the site where Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was killed by the police.
  • People gather to observe a minute's silence in tribute to the victims.
    Patrick Aventurier via Getty Images
    People gather to observe a minute's silence in tribute to the victims.
  • Flags fly at half-mast on a pier near the Promenade des Anglais.
    Eric Gaillard / Reuters
    Flags fly at half-mast on a pier near the Promenade des Anglais.
  • A woman takes a picture of a heart-shaped makeshift memorial.
    Jean-Pierre Amet / Reuters
    A woman takes a picture of a heart-shaped makeshift memorial.
  • A man looks at a floral tribute.
    David Ramos via Getty Images
    A man looks at a floral tribute.

READ MORE

HuffPost

BEFORE YOU GO

PHOTO GALLERY
World Reacts To Nice, France Attack
CONVERSATIONS