Attending a memorial service for the victims of the Bastille Day attack in Nice, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was met with boos from the crowd.
Valls and several other politicians were jeered by the large crowd gathered Monday to observe a moment of silence for victims of the truck attack which left at least 84 people dead and scores of others injured, according to the Express.
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The prime minister has been criticized for telling his nation it must learn to “live with terrorism.”
“Times have changed and we should learn to live with terrorism,” he said. “We have to show solidarity and collective calm. France has been hit in its soul on the 14 July, our national day.
“They wanted to attack the unity of the French nation.”
A resident of the southern French city of Nice commented on the tension in the crowd.
“They want him to resign because he didn’t put enough police on on the day,” the 60-year-old named Isabel told the Express. “I was there (on Thursday) and didn’t see police. It’s terrible to say but we need a stronger prime minister with laws against radicalism.
“I am very sad. It (the attack) has broken families apart for nothing,” she said.
At the current time, 85 people remain in the hospital with more than half of those considered to be in serious condition and 18 critical.
Other videos posted on social media show the crowds booing and shouting at Valls.
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